My youngest son and I walked the 3.6 mile Black Loop of the Tinley Creek System of the Cook County Forest Preserve today. What a great day for a walk–we had perfect weather.
The wildlife seemed to be enjoying the beautiful weather too. In addition to a host of birds, my son, who often walks a step or two ahead of me, spotted a deer crossing the trail behind us when he turned back to tell me something. Shortly after, we had a heron take off in front of us. Those wings are huge!
I enjoyed taking pictures of this trail’s mixture of grassland, wetlands, and woods.