Monday, October 1, 2012

Out and About: Peck Farm Interpretive Center

A couple of weeks ago, while the weather was still warm, I brought the kids to Geneva Park District's Peck Farm Interpretive Center (4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva IL 60134 (630) 262-8244). We'd been there earlier in the year following a visit to Johnson's Mound, but it was March, and it was cold, and the exhibit I really wanted them to see was not yet open.

The Butterfly House is definitely worth a visit. It was thrilling to see about 15 different species of butterflies so close up. I'm now convinced that every home needs a honesuckle shrub. The butterflies were gaga over it.

At Peck Farm, you can also take a walk through a native plant prairie down to a pond, climb up into a silo, and have a picnic. A nice, inexpensive way to spend an afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. Judy and I went to the butterfly house at the Chicago Botanic Garden recently, without kids (they're in their 20s), but we were thrilled also. Loved all the tropical varieties we don't get to see here, especially one I think was called a blue morpho.