Furry Forest Friends LbNA # 16043 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Jun 23 2005|
|Location||Homer Glen, IL|
|Planted By||Howling Coyote|
|Found By||Kool Kids|
|Last Found||Aug 19 2006|
~ 8/26/06 ~
THIS SERIES HAS BEEN RETIRED AFTER 2 OF THE BOXES HAVE GONE MISSING.
FURRY FOREST FRIENDS SERIES
What a great day for a drive and a chance to see some furry forest friends in the woods!
Messenger Woods is one of Will County's oldest and most unusual forest preserves. Visitors to the preserve can enjoy one of the few remaining forests in northeastern Illinois that have not been altered by grazing, cutting, farming, or development. The Woods are located on Bruce Road in Homer Glen.
Messenger Woods has old groves of oak and rich maple bottomlands amidst rolling hills. Spring Creek, which runs through the preserve, has cut steep ravines through the hilly forest. Visitors can hike or ski along two miles of looped trails that meander through this scenic preserve.
Messenger Woods is known for its abundance of spring wildflowers that carpet the forest floor. Watch for blue-eyed Mary, showy trillium, wild geranium, and hepatica in bloom. The biggest attraction is the Virginia bluebells; far more appear at Messenger Woods over a few fleeting weeks in April and May than anywhere else in Will County.
This is an easy hike, the loop is about 1 mile.
Sorry – NO PETS ALLOWED – this is designated as a sensitive area.
MISCHIEVOUS MASKED BANDIT