Broken or cut, SMILE!
Sunny or cloudy, SMILE!
Rough or smooth, SMILE!
Top of the stack or bottom, SMILE!
Straight or crooked, SMILE!
Young or old, SMILE!
Then climb, explore and take apart.
With your SMILE!

GroveExploring the woods at Kennicott Grove. Kennicott Grove is an area of prairie and wooded lands that includes the home of John Kennicott (1802–1863) and his family, including his son Robert Kennicott (1835–1866). John Kennicott was an agriculturalist and a doctor. Robert Kennicott was a naturalist and an explorer, who founded the Chicago Academy of Sciences, but perished at a young age of 31 during an expedition to Yukon. The grove is 143 acres in size. It is located in Glenview, Illinois. Kennicott Grove was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The site is maintained by the Glenview Park District as The Grove National Historic Landmark or also The Grove, and contains a nature interpretive center with a huge collection of amphibians, and 120 year old snapping turtle, historic buildings (some original and some recreated), and nature trails.



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8 Responses to Smile!

  1. smcasson says:

    I see that little smilie in the log… Cool find.

  2. Eumaeus says:

    And that log pile, depending on how the sun hits it, is perfect snake habitat. They love that kind of thing. After a timber sale in the woods, loggers will leave large ‘cut off piles’ discarded in similar fashion but about 10 times as large. Timber rattlers love it. Beautiful. Just be careful the vibrations you send out when you’re exploring around these things during the times that snakes move about…

    • BeeHappee says:

      Thank you for bringing it up. This was in January I believe, so they were hibernating, but will be coming out soon, so we will keep an eye for snakes.
      The nature center at this place has some cool snakes, including leucistic black rat snake with blue eyes.

  3. Very cool! (The world needs more smiles!) 🙂

  4. David says:

    This did make me smile. And laugh with joy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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