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Fitchie Creek Nature Log

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 Nature Log
Created by

David Schoenknecht

Website 3 participants 51 spottings

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.

Fitchie Creek Nature Log

Lat: 42.00 Long: -88.35

Recent Spottings

Giant Ragweed David Schoenknecht 0 3 Giant Ragweed
Wingstem David Schoenknecht 0 0 Wingstem
Spotting David Schoenknecht 1 0 Spotting
Bird's Foot Trefoil David Schoenknecht 0 0 Bird's Foot Trefoil
Spotting David Schoenknecht 1 0 Spotting
Evening Primrose David Schoenknecht 0 0 Evening Primrose
Common Ironweed David Schoenknecht 0 2 Common Ironweed
Sunflower David Schoenknecht 0 0 Sunflower
Honeysuckle David Schoenknecht 0 0 Honeysuckle
Soapwort David Schoenknecht 0 0 Soapwort
Lamb's ear David Schoenknecht 0 0 Lamb's ear
Tall Bellflower David Schoenknecht 0 0 Tall Bellflower
Narrow-leaved vervain David Schoenknecht 0 0 Narrow-leaved vervain
Common cattail David Schoenknecht 0 0 Common cattail
Wild Quinine David Schoenknecht 0 1 Wild Quinine
Wild Bergamot David Schoenknecht 0 0 Wild Bergamot
Black-Eyed Susan David Schoenknecht 0 0 Black-Eyed Susan
common milkweed David Schoenknecht 0 0 common milkweed
Narrowleaf Vervain David Schoenknecht 0 0 Narrowleaf Vervain
Compass Plant David Schoenknecht 0 0 Compass Plant
Showy Tick Trefoil David Schoenknecht 0 0 Showy Tick Trefoil
Yellow Coneflower David Schoenknecht 0 2 Yellow Coneflower
Daisy Fleabane David Schoenknecht 0 1 Daisy Fleabane
Carolina horsenettle David Schoenknecht 0 1 Carolina horsenettle
Cosmos David Schoenknecht 1 2 Cosmos
Prairie cinquefoil David Schoenknecht 0 0 Prairie cinquefoil
milkweed David Schoenknecht 0 0 milkweed
White Wild Indigo David Schoenknecht 1 0 White Wild Indigo
Wild Quinine David Schoenknecht 0 0 Wild Quinine
Virginia creeper David Schoenknecht 0 0 Virginia creeper
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Feathery False Solomon's Seal David Schoenknecht 0 2 Feathery False Solomon's Seal
wild geranium David Schoenknecht 1 0 wild geranium
Curly Dock David Schoenknecht 0 0 Curly Dock
Rattlesnake Master David Schoenknecht 0 0 Rattlesnake Master
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Foxglove Beardtongue David Schoenknecht 0 2 Foxglove Beardtongue
Yellow Sweet Clover David Schoenknecht 0 0 Yellow Sweet Clover
Black Cherry David Schoenknecht 0 1 Black Cherry
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Wild Rose David Schoenknecht 0 0 Wild Rose
Drop Seed David Schoenknecht 0 0 Drop Seed
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Liatris (Prairie Blazingstar) David Schoenknecht 0 0 Liatris (Prairie Blazingstar)
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting
Spotting David Schoenknecht 0 0 Spotting

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