Photo courtesy of Brian Baker, Crossville, TN
Ana Alvarez photographed this beautiful early spring scene at the Volkening Heritage Farm at the Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary in Schaumburg.
Photo courtesy of Ana Alvarez, Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, Schaumburg, IL
These are shots from a controlled burn conducted this morning by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion today taken by Christina Dreher. Controlled burns are designed, among other things, to decreased the fuel which might produce more serious fires later.
Ice is gone in southern Lake Michigan and has melted in northern Lake Michigan. These photos are really fascinating and have been relayed to us from Joe Charlevoix who’s chief meteorologist at WPBN & WTOM-TV in Traverse City, Michigan and one of our former WGN-TV meteorological interns. The photos, sent to Joe by Chris Stapleton of Elberta, MI (near Frankfort, MI and southwest of Traverse City), show fascinating piles of ice in Lake Michigan left over from our cold winter. The shots also depict the melting of ice which has taken place across northern Lake Michigan. THANKS for these remarkable shots, Joe and Chris!