Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening  

Go Back   Wildlife Gardeners - North American Wildlife Gardening > Wildlife Gardeners of North America Unite > Natural Areas

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default A Savanna in Northern Illinois

I know there are members from Northern Illinois out there. Who recognizes this site and knows some of the exceptionally rare plants that grow here?
Attached Thumbnails
A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-1.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-2.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-3.jpg  
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #2
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default

They must have burned here recently. I think they should have waited until the water wasn't so high by the looks of things. Who knows what the plant in the first photo is?
Attached Thumbnails
A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-4.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-5.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-6.jpg  
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default

This site looks barren at this time of year. It will burst in a few months and be beautiful. I found some things of interest to me while walking around.
Attached Thumbnails
A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-7.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-8.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-9.jpg  
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default

More photos. I tend to be compulsive about picking up litter. Look at the little skull by the beer bottle I bent over to pick up. Take a look at the nasty grass that needs to go ba bye.
Attached Thumbnails
A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-10.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-11.jpg   A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-12.jpg  
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default

I left. The guard goose let me go. He likes it when people leave.
Attached Thumbnails
A Savanna in Northern Illinois-wadsworth-savanna-13.jpg  
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2009, 06:53 PM   #6
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default

Hint to the name of the savanna, Reading Pictures: Stroking, Summer 1998
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2009, 10:43 PM   #7
Heron
 
Prairiefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NE IL, USA
Default

The plant in question looks like Filipendula rubra, Queen of the Prairie.

I want that deer skull!
Prairiefreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 07:04 PM   #8
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default

Right you are on the Filipendula rubra. The picture doesn't show it but the spine was there snaked in the grass and the ensemble dressed up the ground in an eerie way. We can't touch the goods. That was public property. If you know where this site is you can go and visit the skull. It's still there in situ.
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 09:56 PM   #9
Official Plant Nerd
 
Equilibrium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Exclamation Another skull (graphic)

Is this bizarre or what. I didn't take this photo.
Attached Thumbnails
A Savanna in Northern Illinois-raccoon-skull.jpg  
__________________
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
Equilibrium is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
illinois, northern, savanna

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2