eremophila (desert-loving) alpestris (of the Alps)
Saturday, March 8, 1980 — 3:00 pm
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
Sally and I took a trip to Crabtree. While wandering around, we met Dave and Larry. I had seen an interesting bird along the entrance road so we walked back that way to see what we could see. We spotted a Horned Lark foraging on the roadway, but as we approached, it flew into the plowed field next to the road, singing as it flew. We followed it out into the field, hoping to get a better view, but before we got very far, a park ranger showed up and chased us back to the road. They have rules against going off the paths.
We strolled up and down the road looking for more. A flock of 15 or so flew over a while later, but we saw no more on the ground.