Tag Archives: Pilcher Park

Photo Friday ………………Fall is on it’s Way!

I have had the privilege to manage Pilcher Park Nature Center for the past 17 years. I love Pilcher Park and I love Nature! I am now ready to go see the rest of the world. My heart will remain … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice ………..May you have the longest happiest day of your life!

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Fairy Fest is THIS Saturday (always the first Saturday in May)

Every year in Pilcher Park the fairies decend upon us. We are lucky enough to be graced by the presence of all of the fairy magic the Universe has to offer. We also have fairies in training who learn the … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day Ya’ll !

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The Underground Railroad as a Backdrop for Learning about Nature

Each year at Pilcher Park Nature Center we have some 4800 students come to the park for our Underground Railroad Field Trip.  This was designed to teach Black History and Nature at the same time. Our Nature Center is turned … Continue reading

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National Conservation Training Center – NCTC

NCTC, located in Shepardstown, West Virginia is a beautiful place to learn about conservation, environmental studies, best practices, science, math …………whatever.  There is a long list of topics taught here both in person or online via the internet or podcasts.  … Continue reading

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Play in Nature Keynote Address

Today I was the Keynote Speaker for The Will County Regional Office of Education 2012 Early Childhood Education Conference.  What a fun day to meet with and talk to K-2 Teachers about Play in Nature.  Here is some of what … Continue reading

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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU MADE SNOW ANGELS?

Yesterday was one of those magical days when it snows and snows and snows and it is so beautiful and peaceful.  I sat in my office in Pilcher Park Nature Center and watched it snow.  It was so beautiful.  The park was … Continue reading

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Snow………….Nature at it’s best!

Last night the news folks told us it was gonna snow.  And?  It is Illinois and  it is January!  So?  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:  snowfall 6-8 inches!  AND?  It is Illinois and it is January.  This went on for hours and … Continue reading

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Here Comes Paula Deen!

About a year ago I went to the Hilton Head, Savannah, Charleston area to look for food and relaxation.  One of the places I REALLY wanted to see was Paula Deen’s   Lady and Son’s Restaurant.   I dragged my husband from Hilton … Continue reading

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