Still catching up with last year’s hikes.
Today, exactly one year later, we visit a medium size preserve, Sun Lake in Lake Villa.
The 629-acre preserve includes oak woodlands and wetlands, including the glacial Sun Lake. Unfortunately, the trail doesn’t pass close to the lake, to preserve its shoreline, but I still found subjects!
What was still blooming laid swathes of colors against the green backgrounds. It was cloudy, so the colors aren’t as bright as they might be, but the muted tones give just a hint of color to break up the green.
Out in the distance is Sun Lake. That’s all you can see of it.
But, it makes a nice panorama!
We walked down one path to a subdivision entrance, and next to the path was a huge patch of bee balm full of…BEES!
I couldn’t pick just one of these shots – they each have something to recommend them.
Which do you like?
And to finish off, a butterfly shot!
I don’t think I really comprehended how many little yellow and white sulphur butterflies there are, until I tried to identify the ones I photographed.
I’ve got no idea about this one, nor the flower. If you have a clue, let me know!