Acorn Express Tour

We visited Morton Arboretum this past weekend since we’re members. I even caught a pic of a hawk in flight, albeit a crappy one as it took off when I was trying to get it sitting on a post.

Hawk in flight

The true reason for our trip, in addition to just wanting to see the trees before all the leaves fell off, and the scarecrows they always put up around the lake, is that I wanted to check out their Glass Pumpkin Patch which was really cool. We didn’t purchase any pumpkins but really enjoyed looking at them.

Glass Pumpkin

Glass Pumpkin

Glass Pumpkin

» Morton Arboretum


Last Sunday we decided to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden to check out their new butterfly exhibit. I was quite impressed. There were more butterflies fluttering about than I’ve ever seen at other similar exhibits in various states I visited and some species I had never encountered before, but I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Purple Butterfly


Malchite Butterfly

» Chicago Botanic Garden Photo Set