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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bluebells, Bluebells & Other Wildflowers Spring Up Here & There


Bluebells welcome visitors to Knoch Knolls Park

For the love of nature, be sure to see the short-lived bluebells in bloom this week!

One of the first joys of springtime in Naperville is experiencing fields of  beautiful bluebells, a perennial herb that grows in abundance this time of year from bulbs that stay in the soil over winter. Predictably, you’ll find large blankets of bluebells along the Riverwalk and in Knoch Knolls Park.

On Easter Sunday, these early signs of spring were in their prime with other wild flowers along more than 4.5 miles of trails down in Knoch Knolls Park.

As you approach the foot bridge, you’ll see a huge carpet of bluebells in the woodland. During PN’s visit, we also saw our first busy bumble bee of the season, just one of the many species of wildlife that finds its home in Knoch Knolls. On other visits, deer, beavers, squirrels, owls and many other birds brought the woods to life.

When you cross the foot bridge over the DuPage River as it meanders through Knoch Knolls, you’ll find a historic marker that tells how Scott Settlement in 1830 evolved over the years to become a park for the public to enjoy.

Thanks, Irene Mae Knoch and Win G. Knoch.

The entrance to Knoch Knolls Park, with 84 parking spaces, also features nine disc golf nets. According to disc golf promoter Tom Wehrli, another nine nets soon will be located nearby, too, providing players with a second round of the popular game.

Knoch Knolls Park is an attractive set of trails, ball fields and natural beauty, complete with a paved bike path, too.

Knoch Knolls Park is located off 95th Street at 336 Knoch Knolls Road.

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