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McGinnis SloughOrland Park, Illinois

McGinnis Slough

Orland Park, Illinois

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  • Date Posted: Jun 1, 2016
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A grand, peaceful wetland with an expanse of open water that goes to the horizon. Come for the birds and stay for the sunset.

Under the glow of a new day, a great egret roots along the shore of McGinnis Slough.

Under the glow of a new day, a great egret roots along the shore of McGinnis Slough.

Features:

  • Wonderful wetland that’s full of life

Highlights:

  • Colorful, calming sunsets
  • Waterfowl and wading birds

Best Times to Visit:

  • Spring through fall for the birds

Mike’s Thoughts: To me, the trembling song of the red-winged blackbird marks the beginning of spring in Chicago’s wetlands. At the end of a hectic day, I’ll come to McGinnis Slough to listen to their constant calls. I’ll take in the calming view of the sparkling waters, the numerous waterfowl, and the tall wading birds along the shores. My long days ends with a new beginning in dramatic performance, as blue water and sky turn to orange and gold.

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