At 25, Lake Katherine is a healthy work in progress

August 5, 2016 - Picnic Time

At a western corner of Lake Katherine, where work has recently been finished on an area directed during attracting essential pollinators, Gareth Blakesley pauses to simulate on a inlet center’s quarter-century milestone.

It is a large feat totalled in tiny victories, such as a newly commissioned Habitat Pollinator Area.

“This is my new favorite place,” pronounced Blakesley, a center’s operations manager.

The pollinator disremember offers visitors to a Palos Heights safety a event to step off a well-traveled categorical trail that circles a lake and mount along a shore, where swallowtail butterflies and blue dasher dragonflies flit opposite pickerel and arrowhead.