Off Highway 70 in Winnebago County, Illinois there is place to pull off and view a rather large natural area. Since it was on the way to Four Lakes Forest Preserve, we decided to stop there and have a look.
Can you spot the Bald Eagle? An exciting find. We also saw plenty of Canada Geese, a Great Blue Heron, Eastern Kingbirds, Eastern Meadowlarks, and a very dramatic Killdeer. (Of course, he had a broken wing).
This overlook is a cool place to stop with a spotting scope, especially when waterbirds are passing through. We aren’t sure who manages the land, but we do know that the plaque says “In Memory to Bill Howard Senior” and it was dedicated by the employees of Blacktop Construction Company.