Date(s) - 09/23/17
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve
Reed-Turner Woodland is a preserve that is ideal for nature walks, birding, and photography. The beauty of this site is its extensive array of flora and fauna. There is something in bloom from April way into the fall.
Thousands of years have passed since the retreat of Ice Age glaciers. The ravine topography of what is now the Reed Turner Woodland has actually changed little since then. Oaks and hickories dominate the upland areas while the floodplain contain basswood, black walnut and a restored sedge meadow. Adding to the preserve’s diversity is a small prairie restoration started in 1965 by Barbara Turner. Over 116 species of birds have been observed in the preserve.
Birds, woodland mammals, fall wildflowers, beautiful trees,……what a lovely way to spend an early fall morning! Bring your binoculars. Walking will be on wood chip paths with some incline as we hike up and down the ravine.
Guide: Sarah Schultz, habitat restoration volunteer for the Lake County Forest Preserve District and Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve.