Blog: This Week in the Woods


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.

Archived Blog Entries

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09.08.2011  Illinois Prairie Week

08.01.2011  Gone Batty!

07.26.2011  Bluebirds

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!

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