Even in the heat, the woods and prairie reveal their best. Early morning hikers spotted several bluebirds greeting the morning while sitting on the fence-wires along the Bluestem Trail. Late afternoon and early evening are also great times to observe these jewels of the prairie as they feed on insects above the grasses.
Following the hike, eight young enthusiasts assisted in building birdhouses for installation along the trail in September. Sept. 24 is National Public Lands Day when volunteers are invited to help in the installation. Check back later on the website calendar for details.
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09.08.2011 Illinois Prairie Week
08.01.2011 Gone Batty!
07.12.2011 Colors of the Woods
06.27.2011 A Whale of a Tale!
06.13.2011 Unique Sightings
05.31.2011 Wood ducks and muskrats and carp, Oh My!
05.12.2011 ...and under your feet, Earth!
05.04.2011 A Silver Lining
04.25.2011 Sharing With Younger Generations
04.20.2011 Tiny Pantaloons
04.11.2011 The Woodland Floor is Coming To Life
04.07.2011 Welcome to Our Blog!