What glorious weather today! My daughter had a few volleyball games in Elgin this morning and afternoon. During a break, we ventured over to Hawthorne Hill Nature Center to enjoy the marvelous spring weather!
|Hawthorne Hill Nature Center|
Behind the Nature Center is a pond with a little walkway. This morning, we did not see too many birds around the pond. However, I spotted a hawk so I am sure that is why!
The preserve does have a informational placards along the hike. The hike itself is fairly short but pleasant. The preserve abuts against a residential area but once the leaves come in, I don't think that you will really notice it. During our walk, we saw quite a few birds even though it is still February! The highlight---seeing a woodpecker!
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center is also next to a school with a sizable playground. I wonder if the school children get to take nature walks at the center!
|Lovely moss on a downed tree.|