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Naturalist Notebook

Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.
Belted Kingfisher Illustrated by Rose Moore MN

Johnson – Sauk Trail, State Recreation Area

Along Route 78 between Kewanee and Anawan in Henry County is a state park known mostly to locals but offering beautiful sites and experiences to all who would explore it. Situated on 1,365 acres with a manmade lake, the park was once the southernmost boundary of an area known as the Great Willow Swamp. This...

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