Tag: hiking

Lichen from the Woods Sketch

Do you remember our hiking trip on Thanksgiving Day? Well, I found the most beautiful piece of lichen growing on a section of branch. This little piece of branch was laying in the middle of the trail. Ohhhh, ahhhh! I looks like an alien… Continue Reading “Lichen from the Woods Sketch”

Country Lane Woods on Thanksgiving Day

I took a 2 hour hike at Country Lane Woods on Thanksgiving morning and was very thankful I did (get it, get it), because the wildlife was out in droves! I’m not sure why. Was it because the woods were empty of humans? Did the wildlife… Continue Reading “Country Lane Woods on Thanksgiving Day”

Woodland Berries in September

Oh BOY! I love finding berries! I also love eating berries, but only from the grocery store (blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries; in order of preference) , I don’t trust my berry knowledge in the forests to eat without getting sick! Not yet anyhow. Here… Continue Reading “Woodland Berries in September”

Let’s Hike at the Orland Grasslands

Oh boy! Let’s go for a walk at the Orland Grasslands, part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preserves. I wonder what we will find… This day was overcast, warm and humid. One great thing about an overcast day is that all of the colors… Continue Reading “Let’s Hike at the Orland Grasslands”

Let’s Hike at Swallow Cliff South

We’ve been doing a lot of painting and little hiking, so get your hiking boots on and come with me to Swallow Cliff South, part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preserves! Yesterday was a beautiful day, no rain, beautiful sun, not hot and not… Continue Reading “Let’s Hike at Swallow Cliff South”

Lake Katherine Wildlife

Lake Katherine is a quiet little nature oasis in the middle of Palos Heights, IL. It’s a nice get-a-way when you’re strapped for time, I just love it! Some features are: waterfall, lake, herb garden, butterfly garden, veggi garden, designated prairie area, trail around the lake, and a… Continue Reading “Lake Katherine Wildlife”

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… Continue Reading “Let’s Hike in the Rain at Spears Woods”

What’s in the Palos Woods?

Oh how I love a good hike in the woods! What’s so great about a walk with a million trees that all look the same? Oh, let me show you… It’s not just a bunch of trees…. Last week I went hiking in the… Continue Reading “What’s in the Palos Woods?”

Hiking at Palos Park Woods

Let’s go hiking at the Palos Park Woods, part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preserve System Zone 7. Do you think a winter hike is boring? What can you possibly find in the middle of winter to hold your attention or to justify walking… Continue Reading “Hiking at Palos Park Woods”

Gray Day Fun

So what can you do on a dreary gray winter day? Why, you can have some fun hiking on the Little Red Schoolhouse grounds, of course! Don’t let a bunch of clouds steal your fun away. Look at how beautiful it is…. ….even without… Continue Reading “Gray Day Fun”