Monday, May 11, 2015 – Photo outing at Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve – Long Grove

Cancelled due to rain!

Join MAPS as we explore and photograph the ephemeral wildflowers and birds at the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve on Monday, May 11 from 8:00-11:00am. The preserve is a designated Illinois State Nature Preserve on land donated by Barbara Reed-Turner in 1976.  Located near Long Grove Village, the trails at Reed-Turner run along a moraine through oak and hickory woodland and an open burr oak savanna.  The trail crosses Indian Creek and runs along a deep natural ravine corridor.  This location is known for birding and has a blind on the edge of Reed Pond from which to photograph and observe birds and waterfowl.

The Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve is located at the junction of Route 53 and Old McHenry Road, taking Old McHenry Road northwest about 1.6 miles to the Nature Preserve. A small white sign on the left identifies the preserve.

Jane, Ken and Nancy are volunteers at the nature center and will be there to greet us. Be sure to ask what is in bloom. They have a wealth of information on both wildflower and bird sightings.  Due to their busy schedule and the uncertain timing of the blooming ephemerals, we accepted one of the first available week days in May.  Hope you can join us!

Be sure to visit www.longgroveparkdistrict.com for more information and driving directions.

After our outing we will meet up at a nearby local restaurant, Smokin’ T’s Barbecue, for lunch.

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