by Carl Strang
Last fall I covered the demolition of the old friary at Mayslake Forest Preserve.
Over the winter and early spring the site waited for the final touches.
In recent weeks the contractor finished the grading, and spread some topsoil.
The exclusion fence was removed, but a silt fence remains to contain unprotected soil. Once the prairie seed mix has been broadcast, this place
can move on to the next stage, a living stage, of its story.