Sounds from the Frogs

Click to hear many chorus frogs and a few spring peepers I am happy to say that I am an official frog monitor, volunteering for the Chicago Wilderness Habitat Project; sponsored by Chicago Wilderness, Audubon, and the Cook County Forest Preserves. This means that I choose a location and document the frogs present by recording species according … Continue reading Sounds from the Frogs

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Papoose Lake Fun

Recently I stopped at Papoose Lake to have some fun. Oh what fun I did have for sure! Papoose Lake is part of Chicago's Cook County Forest Preserves, the Sag Valley area. It's a quiet little place were few visitors stopped by to fish on the day I visited. Here are some highlights... Black Eye … Continue reading Papoose Lake Fun

Let’s Hike in the Rain at Spears Woods

Am I crazy? No! There are many things we miss when we decide not to hike because it is yucky outside: 1. Wildlife is abundant. 2. Humans are not abundant (perhaps the reason for wildlife abundance). 3. The smell of the earth. Yum! 4. The pattering sound of the rain hitting leaves and puddles. 5. The color of … Continue reading Let’s Hike in the Rain at Spears Woods