PRESERVING NATURAL AREAS
for PEOPLE, for WILDLIFE,
A new guide to Selected Native Plants of Meadowbrook Park is now available through the Field Museum website. Color photos of 63 species are grouped by flower color in this handy reference. LCF Executive Director Deanna Glosser was a supportive partner in a team effort led by primary authors Mike Skreiner and John Hilty. The museum's extensive collection of field guides includes a new one on creating monarch butterfly habitat.
See what's so cool about the mudpuppy salamander, and watch a mudpuppy survey in action at the Sangamon River in Allerton Park. Mudpuppies have also been found in LCF's Sangamon River Corridor Reserve. LCF's Mudpuppy Festival celebrates all of the wonderful wildlife and natural lands that LCF is working to protect — especially the unique and fascinating mudpuppy salamander! Photo by Alex Lourash.
LCF's New Land
LCF has long had a long-term vision of completing a protected Sangamon River corridor in Piatt County. This will require acquiring pieces of the puzzle to complete this vision. We are now pursuing the possibility of acquiring an exciting 16-acre parcel downstream of our Sangamon River Corridor Reserve. We will hopefully have more news to share soon.
Bench Donated in Memory
of Quentin Rund
Hikers on LCF’s Bruce Hannon Levee Trail now have a place to take a break mid-hike. In memory of his friend Quentin Rund, Mike Hittmeier of Mansfield, along with members of his family plus friends of Rund, donated and installed a sturdy wood bench. LCF is grateful for this enhancement to the popular 2.3-mile trail. Thanks also go to Jonathon and Michael Norvell, who helped with installation. Pictured: Jonathon Norvell, left, and Mike Hittmeier. Photo provided.