This is the week to be looking for the orioles high in the tree canopy over the Gathering Grove in Fugate Woods. The picnic area is particularly inviting with the calm, flat water of the south fork of the Vermillion River calming flowing past it on it's journey to the Illinois River, far to the north. With the major flush of the Spring ephemeral flowers waning, the last beauties of the bloom cycle are showing their colors.
Frilly Sweet Williams, May Apples with their 'umbrellas' held high and soft pink Wild Geranium and are dancing along the inviting trails. The beautiful, but very shy and elusive Wood Ducks have shown their magnificent colors as well in the quiet of the early morning. Good luck....there is treasure to be found in Fugate Woods on any spring day.
Archived Blog Entries< Back to Current Year Blog
11.27.2012 Our Year In The Woods - Thank You
08.03.2012 Heat and Drought Affecting Our Woods
05.02.2012 Early Morning Surprise!
05.01.2012 Spring Bustle
04.10.2012 Finding Treasure
04.07.2012 Very Successful Work Days
03.27.2012 Mouth of Salamander and Blood of Root
03.10.2012 Wildflowers and Wings!
02.02.2012 Groundhog Day