Inside the nature center there are educational displays for kids, but what mine loved best was visiting the animal room. They were so excited to pet a bunny and see walking sticks up close that I could hardly get them outside. But once we did, we hiked the Dolomite Trail along the Fox River and studied nature up close.
|The scaly bark of Carya ovata (Shagbark Hickory)|
|Fallen trees like sculpture|
|We thought maybe a racoon made this scratch|
|Shelf fungus, or fairy house?|
|Sugar maple tapped for syrup|
|Striated ridges of Celtis occidentalis (Hackberry)|
|Where will life lead these two?|