Walk #2: “A Walk in Webster Woods”, host Cynthia Webster Kanner
Welcome to the woodland native plant walk in the backyard of our 3/4 acre property. My husband, Gary, and I moved to this awesome river town in 2000 and chose our home for the eleven beautiful mature bur oak trees growing on our property. We named it Webster Woods after my maiden name. Now amidst the oaks is a native woodland garden that was started about a dozen years ago, thanks to the WPPC, and my mentor Sandy Sjoblom. Early spring brings blood root and as the season continues, spring beauty, Solomon seal, shooting star, Virginia bluebell, trillium, Jacobs ladder, Columbine, wild ginger, wild geranium and more. There is a small memorial garden in the center of Webster Woods to honor the memory of my mother who instilled a love of the outdoors in all her children. Many of her favorite flowers are growing there. Hope to see you outback!
Added note: Cynthia who is a passionate advocate for a healthy environment is the Executive Director, Environmental Defenders of McHenry County.
Directions: From Benke’s, turn right onto Beach St. then turn left (north) onto Rt. 31. At the intersection with Rt. 62 (Algonquin Rd) turn right (east) on go over the the Fox river bridge and continue to Sandbloom, turn right (a Merlin’s and Walgreen’s is on the corner). The fourth right will be Souwanas Trail, turn right and then an immediate right onto Susan Ct. Our home is Wedgewood blue with a red roof.