Category Archives: Nature

Volunteers Needed!!

Volunteers Needed!! We need volunteers for the Fourth of July Run/Walk at Shabbona Lake. This is a fundraiser for Safe Passage (domestic violence shelter for Dekalb County). Hours needed will be approximately 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. We are looking for individuals, scouts, church group, etc. Please respond here, or ...

Spring treasures in the park

13 Karot Molting Male Goldfinch What a treat to see this spring American goldfinch while he is still changing color .. soon he will be a completely 14 karot golden yellow. Notice the splotchy yellow and white belly and yellow speckles in his crown. This change of color in the feathers ...

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Winter Birds On and Around the Lake On the lake During the winter months a lot of migrating water fowl stop to visit Lake Shabbona. During the past few months I have seen Tundra Swan, many american coot, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, and merganser ducks.  They love the closest open water near ...

Bountiful Blessings

The Common Redpoll is a treat to see during the late fall and winter months in Illinois. They are members of the finch family. Redpolls are small birds with brownish streaks along their sides, they have a notched tail. Look for a red cap in the forehead area to help ...

Fallscape

Autumn hues flow through the trees throughout the month of October. It is a great time to take a stroll along the lake. Eye catching colors create vivid reflections in the water as  you walk. Nothing like a cool, crisp view of fall colors rippling across the lake's surface as ...