On the way south, I stopped in Horicon, WI for a few days in late August.
They have a great floating boardwalk on one of the trails.
I saw lots of ducks and herons. I also spotted a Bittern, Falcon, Hawk and a Bald Eagle. Below is a Yellowlegs, I’m not sure if it is a Lesser Yellowlegs or Greater Yellowlegs.
The 2 pictures above were taken while riding my bike on the Old Marsh Road thru the refuge. The first is a close-up of a Peregrine Falcon, the second is the marsh, with the tree that the falcon is in.
I also stopped for a couple of hours at Dodge County Ledge Park. I stopped to check out their campground, but found an interesting trail – Ledge Trail.
After walking for a little while, I wondered if I was still on the trail. I wasn’t concerned because I knew I wasn’t that far from the road, but still I like to stay on the trail. After turning a corner, I saw this
and felt a little better because I was still on the trail. This is a neat little park. Most of the campsites were for smaller RVs and tents, but they had some that would work. I’ll definitely keep this in mind if I come back to this area.
From Horicon, I stopped in Rockford, IL for a couple of days for an appointment and to run errands. After that I stopped at Starved Rock State Park, IL. I’ll write about that in my next blog.