Last weekend, my hubby allowed himself to get talked into a quick jaunt around Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve in Long Grove, Illinois. It’s a pretty small preserve at 36 acres. It was donated to the Long Grove Park District by Barbara Reed-Turner. It’s a fabulous little gem with so much diversity and wildlife to see. The town of Long Grove does have many activities such as Strawberry & Apple Fests, along with it’s quaint feel, makes for a great day trip. All of the following flowers were captured at the preserve. Since I’ve not had another blooming flowers in the past that’s remotely close to this one, I’m not linking back to any past blooming posts.
Winter aconites – Eranthis hyemalis
Aren’t they adorable? They look like little ballerinas.
Pussy willows ~ Salix discolor
Scilla Siberica – Siberian Squill or Wood Squill
Vinca minor ~ Periwinkle
Bird Log – Lots of birds fly through here!!
Natural Stadium Seating
The only bird I can pick-out here is the White-breasted Nuthatch. An maaaybe a red-breasted. Their noise is a bit higher pitched.
I hear Redwinged Blackbirds, Robins and many loud ‘Clicky’ birds. I could see it was a midsize bird, but that’s it with the dank gray skies.
Lots of clean-up going on this spring.
Common snowdrops ~ Galanthus nivalis
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