The 7 Most-Popular Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in June 2019

An excellent destination if you’re tired of the flat, boring topography of most of Chicagoland

More than 200 Native American burial mounds in what many consider to be one of the most beautiful areas of the Upper Mississippi River Valley

A beautiful nature area with easy trails, a nature center with live animals and a play area for children, and much more

The wildest nature spot in Cook County

A poem about a “lost” hiker

The remnants of the Manhattan Project…and some great hiking and biking opportunities

A great place to learn about Midwest fur trade history and check out great views of the Des Plaines River

These were the topics of the 7 most-popular articles this month at my blog, Nature in Chicagoland, as selected by my readers. Here are links to the articles.

1. Keepataw Preserve: Wild Woods, Local History, and Breathtaking Views

2. Effigy Mounds National Monument: Massive Bears, Stunning Views, and Thousands of Years of Native American History

3. Eleven Things to Do at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

4. Cap Sauers Holding Nature Preserve: The Wildest Place in Cook County

5. The Hiker

6. Red Gate Woods: Hawks and Hills, Sloughs and Snakes, and Ghosts and Buried Nuclear Waste, Oh My!

7. Isle a la Cache Museum: Midwest Fur Trade History, Great Views of the Des Plaines River, and 9 Other Reasons to Visit

Copyright (text/photos) Andrew Morkes

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