Fitchie Creek Nature Log
"Gotta catch 'em, all!" - on camera that is. This mission is focused on the biodiversity of Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve, Kane County, Illinois. So if you want to join, please make it all Fitchie all the time - that or join the "Kane Nature Log" mission. Sign in to join mission
Fitchie Creek is one of the newer Forest Preserves for Kane County, Illinois. It stands on the border between suburban Chicagoland and agricultural northern Illinois. Fitchie Creek is an upland gem, rising out of the Fox River Valley with prairie knolls sculpted of "Gilberts drift," deposited by the Wisconsin epoch glaciation (85,000 to 10,000 ya), the meandering Fitchie Creek, a small pond and a couple of wooded areas - one with a pine stand and the southern most featuring oak and a carpet of wild geraniums in the spring. Both prairie and savannah restorations are underway at Fitchie Creek. However the marginal nature of this preserve makes it suspectible to invasives like buckthorn, honeysuckle and garlic mustard, to name a few. Bikers, hikers, students, seniors, equestrians and strollers are all welcome to participate. Neighbors and loves of Fitchie Creek, let's get to know "our" preserve. Share what you see here, and the Project Noah Community will help us connect with this place more deeply than before.
Lat: 42.00 Long: -88.35