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Raccoon GroveNature PreserveMonee, Illinois

Raccoon Grove
Nature Preserve

Monee, Illinois

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  • Date Posted: Jun 1, 2016
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A springtime woodland adventure: Listen for rapid, hollow percussions of woodpeckers. Watch wary warblers as they flash about and perch only for an instant. And inhale the essences of bluebell and leek along the winding creek.

At Raccoon Grove, as evening nears in this beautiful spring woodland, the final streaks of sunlight penetrate the emerald canopy. The shining rays highlight the broad leaves of false Solomon’s seal and animate the soft, pink blooms of wild geranium, making all that is illuminated stand apart from the surrounding foliage.

At Raccoon Grove, as evening nears in this beautiful spring woodland, the final streaks of sunlight penetrate the emerald canopy. The shining rays highlight the broad leaves of false Solomon’s seal and animate the soft, pink blooms of wild geranium, making all that is illuminated stand apart from the surrounding foliage.

Features:

  • Lush, intimate woodland
  • Picturesque stream

Highlights:

  • May: Mayapples and wild geraniums go crazy

Best Times to Visit:

  • Spring for woodland wildflowers and birds
  • Autumn for the golden maples and for migrating birds

Mike’s Thoughts: Raccoon Grove is an inspirational woodland full of sights, smells, and sounds. Made up of oak, hickory, and sugar maple, the preserve is a springtime paradise for experiencing splendid displays of wildflowers. Spring is also the time when two aromatic plants grow in profusion along the banks of curvy Rock Creek.

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