Date(s) - 09/23/17
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve
Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve 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 topography of what is now the Reed Turner Woodland has actually changed little since then. Small portions of floodplain and upland forest still exist, along with remnants of savanna and prairie vegetation. Oaks and hickories dominate the upland areas while the floodplain contains black willow, green ash and black walnut.
More than 116 species of birds have been observed in the preserve including resident populations of waterfowl and herons. Birds, woodland mammals, fall wildflowers, beautiful trees,……what a lovely way to spend an early fall morning!
Bring your binoculars, walking is steady with wood chip paths throughout the preserve.
Guide: Sarah Schultz, habitat restoration volunteer for the Lake County Forest Preserve District and Reed-Turner Woodland Preserve.