Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gourd to Death

The gourds continue their almost foot a day growth and massive production. Behind this tree of gourds, the vines have started their crawl over lawns and bushes.

This is another batch growing over the bird feeders.

This is one example of the pretty little decorative gourds.

I may have to set up a roadside stand to get rid of all these. Something like, I'll give you five free gourds for the price of one...


Hummer fans: Starved Rock State Park, Utica IL, is a gem for nature lovers. The beautiful 13 miles of hiking trails, rock formations, water falls, 18 canyons, boating, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and nature in it's Illinois abundance. Did you know that Starved Rock has been voted one of the "Top Ten Places for Fall Color in the Midwest"?

Starved Rock Hummingbird Workshop
Location: Visitors Center
Time: Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 11:00 AM
See the Hummingbird Garden at the Starved Rock State Park Visitor Center and enjoy seeing these amazing birds as they hover before your eyes!
Banding of live birds will take place at 11 a.m.
The Ruby Throat organization has loads of information regarding hummingbird banding. Quite an interesting topic. If you have next Sunday free, consider this Starved Rock experience.

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