Tag Archives: Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve

Still Growing

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had some pretty foggy mornings. I’ve been trying to get a photo of one of my favorite trees in the heavy fog. The tree is in a bit of a valley so I’m … Continue reading

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Before the Bridge

It’s time for Monochrome Madness again! This challenge was started by Laura Macky and Leanne Cole. You can find the entire challenge on Leanne Cole’s blog later today (usually by 3P.M. central time).

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November Ends

November has come to an end. I managed to get out for a little while yesterday to take some photos. It was a dreary and foggy day but I tried to make the best of it. For the rest of … Continue reading

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I Agree With William

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” ― William Shakespeare Today’s assignment for Blogging 101: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before. I used … Continue reading

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Katydid

Last week while I was at Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve in Cherry Valley Illinois I saw many insects fluttering and climbing about the beautiful wildflowers. I think that I notice these small creatures much more since I began to take … Continue reading

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Whorled Rosinweed With a Visitor

I took  few photographs of these Whorled Rosinweed flowers last Thursday. These flowers are full of pollen at the moment as you can see on the lower one that also has the visitor. There were many insects about feeding. This … Continue reading

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Grasshopper Crossing

I’m not sure why, but this photograph of a grasshopper crossing the bike path at Blackhawk Springs keeps grabbing my attention. Anyway it’s Labor Day here in the U.S. For many it signifies the end of the summer. Enjoy!

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Butterflies of Blackhawk Springs

I have a lot of yard work to catch up on today. So I thought I would share images of two of the butterfly species that I saw Thursday at Blackhawk Springs.

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Reforestation in Progress

Yesterday I made a trip back to Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve. I hadn’t been here since the end of March. It was a great trip and although it’s getting late in the summer there were still an abundance of wild … Continue reading

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Thank You

Once again I want to thank Leanne Cole and Laura Macky for sharing my photo in their weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. I am new to the blogging world. I started posting my photos on this blog in January of this … Continue reading

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