Thorn Creek Nature Preserve
My son and I, after running some errands today, walked for a bit at the Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve, in unincorporated Will County, near the Cook County line.
This preserve is a joint venture between the Will County Forest Preserve, and two Cook County villages–Park Forest and University Park. The nature preserve sits in a donated 1865 Park Forest church moved from another location. It was not open when we were there.
Being a fairly warm Monday afternoon, we were all alone as we walked into the woods on the path behind the church. This was nice and peaceful, but also a little spooky. As we walked deeply into the woods, we only saw a few birds, including a very large one that flew off as we approached. Unfortunately, I never got a second look to see what it was. I guess I’ll just have to go back, but when the nature preserve is open, so that I can ask about that big bird!
Good day, good walk!