Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Colors and A Trip To Trailside Museum In River Forest Il.

Out in Chicago's western suburb of River Forest is a tiny nature museum and rescue .center that has been there forever. The "Hal Tyrrell" Trailside Museum is located on Thatcher just south of Chicago. It is a great place for young children and animal lovers of all ages. I stopped for a visit on a nice fall Sunday. .Afterwards I took a little walk through the woods behind the museum for the fall colors and a visit to a quiet pond.

They have been rescuing animals and educating nature lovers since 1931. About fifteen years ago the county was considering closing Trailside and that touched off a series of demonstrations from outraged citizens. Before long word of the protests made the media alerting local leaders that this might not be a popular move. One of them Hal Tyrrell came to the rescue and saved the museum. 

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