Keith and I spent some time surrounded by nature this afternoon.
We strolled through McKinley Woods in Channahon (IL). If the president of the Forest Preserve District of Will County gets his way, this is one area gunmen will be allowed to murder deer.
What's neat about this area is that on one side of the path is the Illinois & Michigan Canal and on the other is the Illinois River.
We saw six squirrels chasing each other, an egret flying along the canal and lots of dragonflies and minnows. We even heard what Keith thinks was a bullfrog. I'd never heard one before. He sounded like a cow with a deep voice.
We also saw many bicyclists and a few fellow walkers. As unseen frogs plopped into the water as we passed, I felt like I was intruding on the animals' home. But I'm sure they're used to having visitors, and as long as we respect them and their home, then it should be fine.
Hopefully people with guns will not be allowed entrance.
(Photos courtesy of Keithy.)