Tag Archives: Kettle

Fiery Fall Foliage

Fiery Fall Foliage First Week in November The Chicago area landscape was formed by ice.  As the Wisconsin glacier receded about 13,000 years ago, it deposited glacial till it had collected when it moved forward—boulders, stones, gravel, sand, and clay particles—and built overlapping moraines.  The material dropped out unevenly thereby creating rolling hills, ridges, and […]

Winter Hike in the Woods

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky Arrives the snow, and, driving o’re the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven, Ralph Waldo Emerson Winter Hike in a Kettle Moraine Woods A 20 degree Sunday afternoon and a snow-covered landscape drew me to Burnidge […]

Walk in the Woods

The Chicago area landscape was formed by ice.  As the Wisconsin glacier receded about 13,000 years ago, it deposited glacial till it had collected when it moved forward—boulders, stones, gravel, sand, and clay particles—and built overlapping moraines.  The material dropped out unevenly thereby creating rolling hills, ridges, and kames.  Where huge blocks of ice broke […]