Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Sunrise over Banner Marsh.
History of Banner Marsh, as reported by the IDNR:
Prior to the Department of Natural Resources purchasing tracts of land bordering the Illinois River in Fulton and Peoria counties during the 1980s, the area underwent several land use changes, including farming and surface coal mining. Today, the area known as Banner Marsh State Fish & Wildlife Area serves as a 4,363-acre freshwater marsh. The site’s 200-plus water bodies, in conjunction with its vast acres of land, provide excellent habitat for migrating and local waterfowl, numerous species of gamefish and other wildlife, while providing opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts.
J G Ward


At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see this as a view of man's ultimate aloneness....because it's way too early for humans...



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