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Yum! Violets

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 in Activities, Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Events, Kankakee Sands, Nature, Prairie, Restoration

By Alyssa Nyberg Oh those March showers have brought ever so many violet flowers. Our prairies and savannas at Kankakee Sands are covered in violets right now and yum, it is absolutely delicious to my eyes. The vibrant purple, amidst the wash of bright green which covers the landscape is so lovely. And as my … Continued

The Crow: The Smartest Bird You Know

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 in Beyond the Beach Discovery Trail, Birding, Kankakee Sands, Nature, Prairie, Restoration

By Samantha Kinsman I’d say if there is any bird that everyone knows, it is the crow. They’re big, black, and noisy which makes them easy to spot and identify. Maybe that is why for as long as I can remember, they have been my favorite bird. Many find crows to be obnoxious or a … Continued

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