Fabyan East woods covers more than 100 acres and is one of the largest solid blocks of oak-hickory woods owned by the district.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Rick Nagel
Monday, November 19, 2012
Fabyan East Forest Preserve will look decidedly different, come Saturday afternoon. That’s because Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County will host the first of three restoration workdays planned for this year, at the preserve. Staff and volunteers are going to begin the first phase of removing non-native, invasive brush such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, as well as remove any litter throughout the old woodland. The brush cutting will eventually open up the view into the preserve from Route 25. “Acorns annually drop from the canopies of the giant oaks here, but the nuts don’t grow into trees due to the intensive shade. Oaks need full sun to survive,” said Drew Ullberg, director of natural …
A family's donation will hang in an honored place in the library.
Monday, June 20, 2011
In the Land of Lincoln, all things related to the 16th president are revered. Which is why the Batavia Public Library is the recipient of what library officials are calling a new “old” portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The public is invited to witness the unveiling of the donated painting at 6:30 p.m. June 21, at the library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. The portrait was painted by Ellen Sibley Fuller of West Springfield, MA, in 1876. Over the years it was passed down through her family and moved from Massachusetts to Illinois to Texas. The portrait is a gift from the estate of Virginia M. Douglas who was a Batavia resident from 1957 to 1992. Douglas was Fuller’s granddaughter. The artist’s great-granddaughters, Jan Takle of Pasadena, CA, and Trish …