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Bird and Butterfly Migration

September 9, 2019 05:23 PM
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Autumn is a great time to see birds in Lake County as they pass through on their way south for the winter. Try an early morning hike on the new grass trail at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve near the lakeshore or join one of the birdwatching programs listed in our calendar.

Also watch for monarch butterflies departing for Mexico. These amazing insects migrate thousands of miles to reach their warm winter home. Their departure represents the beginning of one of nature’s more astonishing journeys.

 

 

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