Nature

Henson Robinson Zoo

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Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield, Illinois is a wonderful small zoo where you can enjoy animals and art! Located along Lake Springfield, I took an afternoon off with my daughter Allie, and the grandkids for an afternoon outdoors and we had a great time. Art at the zoo The zoo recently partnered with the Pharmacy […]

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Gene Porter-Stratton

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I had considered myself to be at least somewhat well read. That is until I stumbled on to the amazing Limberlost State Historic Site and the story of Gene Stratton-Porter.  She was a naturalist and photographer. Gene’s cabin is located in Geneva, Indiana in Jay County. Our guide Jeannie Akins told us that author J.K. […]

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The St. Louis Aquarium, let's go!

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Want to visit the St. Louis Aquarium? I just visited along with my friend Rose Hammitt on a hosted visit! The St. Louis Aquarium reopened on June 8th after being closed during COVID-19. On our visit Rose and I saw sharks, jelly fish, a seahorse, an anteater and more! This amazing aquarium offers over 13,000 […]

goat tower

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I thought I had seen most of the roadside attractions in the area. I was wrong! Goat Tower Farms had somehow escaped my radar! What is it? Goat Tower Farms is the dream of David Johnson. After spying the tower in Decanter, a wine magazine, of the Fairview Winery’s tower in South Africa, he had […]

A Walk Around the Rail

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You have three choices if you want to walk near the Rail Golf Course in Sherman, Illinois. First there is Carpenter Park, and then there is a public walking path around the course, then of course you can also play a round of golf and carry your clubs! The Rail Golf Course While today this […]