Just East of Champaign is the city of Danville, Illinois, for those of you that are not from the Champaign, Illinois area. This past Sunday the family and I took a drive over to Danville for an outing. We were driving North on Vermillion St. and just outside of town I decided to turn back to the West on Newell Rd. to start heading back home. As we headed down the road we past an area on our left and decide to turn around and go back to see the what the area was.
We pulled into the parking lot of an area called Heron County Park. This, by their web page: http://www.vccd.org/giheron.htm is a man made wetland. There is a tower you can climb to get a birds eye view of the area. They also have a 950 foot long handicapped accessible floating walkway.
Along with all the lilies, cattails, trees, there are eagles in the area too, I wish the eagles would have been closer to get a better photograph, but you have to take what nature at the time is willing to share.
As we took a walk along the floating walkway we encountered this turtle sunning itself. There are also fish in the water (but no fishing from the walkway!). The lilies were flowering quite nicely, but unfortunately they were all facing the sun and I was unable to get a good photograph.
All in all it was a great day with the family and God's great outdoors! I'll be making a return photography shoot trip the first of October to see what other wildlife will be there. Plus I have read that the Eagles will be more abundant. Keep a lookout for my report in October and enjoy the rest of the pictures.
P.S. I can wait to get this last view again with the trees in their full Fall colors.