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DeKalb County Forest Preserve
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Wildlife Photos-Click on the Thumbnail photos to zoom-in

 

Female Cardinal in pine branches
Spring Female Cardinal
Winter Deer
Winter Deer



Great Horned Owl in the tangles of tree
Great Horned Owl


Pheasant


Preying Mantis
Preying Mantis
Female cardinal in winter branches
Wintering female Cardinal
Owl perched in the forest
Owl



Egret taking flight

Egret Takeoff
Preying Mantis
Fawns
Photo by Steve Wade taken at Sannauk Forest Preserve

 
Preying Mantis
Bald Eagle
Photo by Steve Wade taken in the
corn field on the west edge of Sannauk
Bald Eagle and Eaglet 
Photo by Steve Wade. Eaglets do not
get a white head until their 3rd year.
Bald Eagle and Eaglet
Photo by Steve Wade. Eaglets do not
get a white head until their 3rd year.

 


 

 

Flower Photos-Click on the Thumbnail photos to zoom-in

Black-Eyed Susans
Black-Eyed Susans
Prairie Oak's Coneflowers
Prairie Oak's Coneflowers
Purple Coneflowers
Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflowers

Purple Coneflower
Coneflower Buds
Coneflower Buds
(Afton Forest Preserve)
Photo by Tom Robbins

 

 

 


 

Landscape Photos-Click on the Thumbnail photos to zoom-in

Fall Forest Preserve
Forest Preserve
Fall Scene
Fall Season Kishwaukee River
Kishwaukee River
.
Old Oak Tree at Prairie Oaks
Great Western Trail
Great Western Trail
Winter Kishwaukee River
Winter Kishwaukee River
at Russell Woods

            "Light reflections under the Burlington Railroad trestle at Sannauk Forest Preserve

Photo by Tom Robbins "light relections under the Burlington Railroad trestle. The water flow was fairly strong". -at Sannauk Forest Preserve

Spring budding trees encased by bluebell flowers
Bluebells at Sannauk
Photo by Steve Wade
Oak Tree - Morning Clouds, Early May

Morning Clouds, Early May Prairie Oaks Forest Preserve Photo by Thomas J. Robbins

The confluence of the Kish and the Kingsbury below the McQueen and Potawatomi bridge was looking good this morning. The forest canopy is rapidly leafing out, bringing an end to this spring's wildflower season. Phlox, jack-in-the-pulpit, and wild geranium continue to hang on. The summer cast of characters is waiting in the wings.
McQueen Forest Preserve
Photo by Tom Robbins
  FIshing         Joggers on the DeKalb Sycamore Trail
Fishing Hole                Russell Woods
                                     Shelter House
Blue Butterfly on Purple Coneflower  Butterfly on Flower Oak Leaves
Fall Oak Leaves
At Knute Olson Forest Preserve after two and a half inches of rain fell overnight May 12, 2016
High Water Kish
(Knute Olson Forest Preserve)
Photo by Tom Robbins
At Knute Olson Forest Preserve after two and a half inches of rain fell overnight May 12, 2016
Path Around the Oak
(Prairie Oaks Forest Preserve)
Photo by Tom Robbins

late spring farmland with old oak tree 
June Sunrise
(Prairie Oaks Forest Preserve)
Photo by Tom Robbins

dirt path at river bank in russell woods 
Path at Russell Woods
Photo by Tom Robbins


Winter Kishwaukee River
Morning Mist over Somonauk
Creek at Sannauk Forest Preserve
Photo by Tom Robbins


wet floodplain at Potawatomi Forest Preserve, early morning 
Midsummer Confluence
(Potowatomi Forest Preserve)
Photo by Tom Robbins

Western edge of Adee's Woods early on a drizzly morning 
Owens Creek in October
(Adee's Woods Forest Preserve)
Photo by Tom Robbins

Western edge of Adee's Woods early on a drizzly morning 
Haines Creek Trail Bridge in November
Swanson Grove Forest Preserve)
Photo by Tom Robbins


 

Activities Photos-Click on the Thumbnail photos to zoom-in

 

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Sledding Hill
Sledding
Spartan Snow Sculpture
Snow Sculpture
Contest
Joggers on the DeKalb Sycamore Trail
DeKalb-Sycamore Trail
Sunrise Rotary Run
Race Day
Runners ready to race
Start of Race
End of the race
Finish Line
Spring Walk
Spring Walk
2 girls with frog
Camp Day
Kids at Rain Camp
Rain Camp
Kids at camp
Russell Woods
Summer Camp
Afton School
Spring Walk