We went on a reed canary hunt and found a considerable amount, lopping the seed heads off with pleasure. Finally a string of dry days and a morning where we weren't mucking through the mud. Simple pleasures, right?
Another pleasure; realizing, as we walked, how beautiful the preserve looks. On the Ford Road side you see large stretches of open woodland, with the occasional patch of invasive brush still awaiting our attention. The overall impression is lush green openness.
Sagawau Butterfly Walk Sunday June 16
On a rare open Sunday Julie and I went to Sagawau for a butterfly walk. Not much butterfly activity 'til the end, when the sun finally appeared after an overcast morning. We were fortunate to see a few species, as well as bees and other pollinators. Sagawau has terrific naturalist-led programs - their canyon tour is one I highly recommend.
Visit Forest Preserves Nature Centers for more information on programs.