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Blog: This Week in the Woods


Finding Treasure
04.10.2012

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
2012

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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


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