Blog Banner

Naturalist Notebook

Reviews and journal entries inspired by nature in West Central Illinois.
Big River State Park

Big River State Park

On an unusually warm and sunny December day, I had the pleasure of accompanying a small group of local girl scouts on their outing to Big River State Park. The objective of the day was to learn about trees and identify at least 5 different trees on our hike. Big River State Park, along the Mississippi River, is primarily an old pine plantation, established for the demonstration...

Read More >