Raven Glen 1

In July of last year, we visited a forest preserve called Raven Glen East. There is a nice lake, Timber Lake, and lots of vistas.

I had avoided this one in the past, because it is mostly open, and it had been so hot and cloudless, I wanted to wait, and the waiting paid off!

It was an overcast day, but cooler because of it.

This is one of my favorite vista shots

This is one of my favorite vista shots

This is also the first very hilly preserve, with a lot of ups and downs on the trail, which made for a pleasant change after all the savannas and other flats.

Of course, there was some wildlife!

A new bird:

An eastern pewee

An eastern wood-pewee

and a new butterfly:

 

Tomorrow – the lake!

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