Fransen Nature Area is 5.5 acres of naturalized prairie enclosed by evergreen trees. The park was dedicated by the Town Council on June 16, 2003. The park was named after Dr. Werner Fransen. Dr. Fransen’s family dedicated the western 4 acres of the annexed tract to the Town to be developed as a nature preserve featuring wetlands, indigenous natural plants, grasses, trees flowers and shrubs. The area also includes a pedestrian walkway and fishing pond.
Town of Normal Parks & Recreation added educational signs about monarch butterflies and a photo-worthy set of butterfly wings to Underwood Park in addition to new birdhouses designed to attract birds to the
native habitat area. Read on...
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