McDonald Woods Forest Preserve

Gentle, rolling grassy terrain covers McDonald's Woods, a landscape formed by the advance and retreat of immense ice chunks during the last Ice Age.


About McDonald Woods Forest Preserve

An evergreen woods provides roosting places for chickadees and cardinals as well as birds of prey including Cooper’s hawk. Pine siskins, which pluck seeds from cones, occasionally spend the winters here. Dark-eyed juncos hop on the snowy forest floor snatching seeds fallen from trees and shrubs. In spring and summer listen for the rollicking sounds of bobolinks and the spring-of-the-year song of the eastern meadowlark as these grassland birds prepare for another breeding season.

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