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Campbell Gore, 10, of Lake Bluff, rakes snow from a mountain of ice during Lake Forest Open Lands New Year in Nature event on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve. PHOTOS BY CLAIRE ESKER/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Harper Anderson, 10, of Lake Forest, flashes a smile as she races in firefighters’ gear across the grass on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve for Lake Forest Open Lands New Year in Nature event. PHOTOS BY CLAIRE ESKER/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Hadley Hirsh, 5, of Lake Bluff, is queen of the hill, climbing atop a mountain of the remaining snow.
Campbell Gore (left), 10, of Lake Bluff, and Harper Anderson, 10, of Lake Forest, race to put on firefighter gear during a relay race.
Sophia Greazel (left), 8, and Darby Anderson, 8, both of Lake Forest, make s’mores together.
Katie Copenhaver, Freelance Reporter
12:14 pm PST January 23, 2018
The weekend thaw was perfect timing for the first Lake Forest Open Lands event of 2018, New Year in Nature, which took place on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve.