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Naturalist Notebook

Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.
Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders

My lofty dreams of a snowy winter, where I could walk along frozen paths and enjoy the glistening sunshine have all been dashed and I find myself scraping mud from my boots at the end of the day. Tracking wildlife in the snow had been an enjoyable pastime for me. Sometimes I could follow an animal's activities for quite a distance on frozen ground. This winter has been more of a challen...

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A Walk Around Argyle Lake State Park

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a hike at Argyle Lake State Park near Macomb. The walk was hosted by the resident state naturalist and was attended by a few other brave souls on a cold December morning. This was the first time I had ever been to this state park. Despite being off the beaten path ,...

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