A short kayak trip on the Salt Fork this afternoon revealed the beauty of the river habitat. The redbuds were in full bloom as were the serviceberries. The emerging leaves of the Sycamore and their white trunks were magnificent as viewed against the bright blue background of the midwest sky. And meanwhile along the shore, blue bells, violets, and spring beauties were blooming everywhere. The scent of the blooming blue phlox was in the air. Needless to say I was so busy taking in the beauty of the vegetation, that I only managed to view a few Canadian geese, a turtle sliding off a log and a heron flying overhead.
Salt Fork Friends is a loose collection of people interested in sharing information, experience, and opportunities for the enjoyment of the Salt Fork River in east-central Illinois (Champaign and Vermilion Counties), and its watershed, wildlife habitats, and recreation areas.
Check out the annotated map of the Salt Fork River, showing popular access points as well as natural, historic, and civic points of interest. Contribute your ideas and additional sites by adding comments to the map post, and we'll add them to the map.