Scarecrow Trail Walk

South Barrington News
November 7, 2013

Seventeen entries were submitted for the Second Annual Scarecrow Trail Walk in the South Barrington Conservancy, a 35-acre of wetlands, prairie and cottonwoods carved out of the Klehm property of years ago. Over 200 visitors viewed this year’s event, held in early October.

Some of the more creative entries included:

  • Elphaba from "Wicked" being 'planted' by Glinda by the South Barrington Garden Club

  • The Grinch sitting atop a brick chimney by the SB Village Hall staff,

  • Dr. Dog scarecrow operating on a cat with dog observer with ace bandage and facemask

  • Pre-school pumpkin children in small chairs with teacher by South Barrington Park District

  • A ghoulish bloody scarecrow by Cub Scout Pack 287

  • Tennis player by the South Barrington Club

  • Swimmer in shark infested lake by South Barrington Lakes homeowners.

To see an album of photos CLICK HERE

Several businesses and organizations also gave donations toward the purchase of plants for the entrance mound.

The Conservancy is looking for volunteers! Friends of the Conservancy, help with seed harvesting, planting and some trail clearing. If interested, email Diane Bodkin at