I stopped at Heron Park. It was hard to notice much of anything else through all the redwings and geese, but I enjoyed watching those and took a few shots. There were lots of herons in the roost and flying in and out but I didn't see any of them on the lake. I saw an eagle perched in a tree -- last year I saw eagles in flight several times but I don't think I ever saw one standing still. Spectacular sun dogs while I was there, and a pretty good sunset on the way home.
Fairly ordinary Illinois nature, but it felt really good. The peace of connecting with nature is pretty much where my spirituality is.