I get tired of going over the same Government sanctioned lands looking for IL critters so I try to keep an eye open for other places to find subjects. Today I pulled off the road in W Macon County and wandered along a dirt path between two fields in the middle of nowhere. Private land is without a doubt where it is at. Though I had heard that the acreage I was exploring was allowed, a "No Trespassing, Violators Will Be Prosecuted To The Fullest Extent Of The Law" sign kept me from going too far. Granted I also heard that the sign was only meant for hunters but I am not down for meeting up with the shotgun toting landowner who might think I am some person out checking their secret marijuana crop. Nevertheless, I walked with respect and was rewarded below. It's just a shame that tens of thousands of acres with so much opportunity for photographic exploration is inaccessible to those (like me) with a genuine respect for the land.