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A Silver Lining
05.04.2011

The silver lining in the wet and cool weather is the diversity of flowers and abundance of color in Fugate Woods. Normally these delicate ephemeral beauties make a brief appearance, but Mother Nature is drawing out their dance. Trails have improved to be passable, but remain soft and muddy for hikers to consider. Last Sunday's guided walk for 20 hardy individuals revealed a shy and elusive Green Heron sheltering along the creek, an unusual sighting. The next two weeks should reveal the greatest flush of migrating birds, many on a journey from South America to the Arctic Circle. A quiet half-hour seated in the Gathering Grove with a good pair of binoculars will delight any spirited birder.


Weather permitting, Westview 3rd grades will have a field day in the woods May 6, and share in planting some Burr Oaks along the woods periphery.


Fugate Woods Nature Preserve is closed to the public Mother's Day.


Archived Blog Entries
2011

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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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