Lee County

Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary

1881 Lewis Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
The Illinois Audubon Society purchased 395 acres of the former Green Wing Environmental Laboratory from Augustana College in Rock Island,…
Published in Bird Watching
Ogle County

Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve

Corner of West Grove & Freeport Rd
Forreston, IL 61030
  On your visit to Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve you can connect with nature. Relax on a creek-side bench, explore…
Published in Bird Watching
Whiteside County

Hennepin Feeder Canal Parkway

209 Emmons Ave
Rock Falls, IL 61071
The Hennepin Canal Parkway Feeder covers 5,400 acres and extends from Rock Falls to Sheffield IL. The Hennepin Canal Feeder…
Published in Bird Watching
Lee County

Amboy Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary

US Rt 52 & Mormon Rd
Amboy, IL 61310
The Amboy Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is 272 acre of wetlands offering a rare and fragile ecosystem, which includes endangered turtles…
Published in Bird Watching
Ogle County

White Pines Lodge

6712 West Pines Road
Mount Morris, IL 61054
Located in Northwestern Illinois, near Oregon and Rockford, White Pines Lodge resembles a pioneer village with  authentic log cabins with gas fireplaces. This is the…

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    January 20, 2022
    It was an honor and a real treat that the original owner, Dick Little, sat in on the interview with his daughter, Andee. He’s 96-years-old and was a delight. Much of the history of the ranch in the article came from him. When life gives you lemons In 1955, a…
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