Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crabtree Nature Center

Today was a beautiful day here in the Chicago area. The sun finally shone after days of rain. Even though it was a little chilly (temperature was around 50 degrees F) it was perfect hiking weather.

We visited Crabtree Nature Center, part of the local Forest Preserve.

Here is the path to the duck blind.

I found some Trillium getting ready to bloom.

We always are on the lookout for tracks. I think these are deer footprints.

Can you see the frog? He has good camouflage! They were croaking like crazy.

Some pretty Virginia Bluebells.

A real treat to see some cute goslings swimming with mom and Dad.

Signs of Spring!


  1. So pretty! I love the bluebells--I have a rubber stamp of Virginia bluebells, but I don't think I've ever seen any in real life.

  2. Amy,...
    Anita is really very cute! =)
    Wow, I loved those pictures of your visit in the Crabtree Nature Center. It's a very beautiful place.

  3. This is a very beautiful place! I want to know Chicago area.