Location – Siloam Springs State Park is located approximately 25 miles east of Quincy, Illinois in Adams and Brown Counties.
Siloam Springs Lake
Gorgeous colors of autumn
Bushes showing off their fall fruit.
My wife and I (and our two dogs) camped for two nights in this lovely Illinois State Park theÂ 27-29 of October, 2006. The fall colors were still going strong but many of leaves haveÂ already fallen. We hiked several different trails which wander through the woods down to theÂ original mineral springs.
We found this interesting scratching post alongside the trail where some animal had been sharpening its claws up to about four feet on a tree.
There are several stands of pine trees and Whispering Pines area lived up to it’s name.
A few White-breasted Nuthatchs were calling back and forth through the pines and this one paused momentarily.
Bigfoot Perspectives – We only scratched the surface exploring this 3,323 acre forestÂ with it’s 12 miles of hiking trails and 58 acre lake. The lake is stocked with 8 varietes of game fish.
In two nights of doing all night recordings many choruses of coyotes we heard.
We also heard a multitude of Barred Owls.
Northern Flicker were heard during the daytime.
Early morning we were treated to a chorus of robins, crows, screech owls and white-breasted nuthatches.
Previous sightings –
There was also a daylight sighting just south in Pike County. The witness is nowÂ serving in Iraq so I am waiting for his safe return to finish the report. Also in Pike County IÂ have a vocalization report although the witness had no other evidence.