The animals here include, but are not limited to deer, foxes, coyote, raccoon, skunks, and sometimes black bear. The birds that surround us are migratory geese, quail, wild turkeys, hawks, ospreys and eagles. The fish that call the Illinois River their home are the Salmon People, Steelhead & Trout along with their friends the otter and ducks. The Land is a no-hunting zone so the animals here are abudant and safe.
The plant life here is incredibly diverse. This land is home to many native grasses, ferns, and berries, wild flowers, as well as many other edible and medicinal plants and fungi such as mugwort, self-heal, elderberry, roseships, hawthorne berries, blackberries, soap root, and a variety of mushrooms. The tree community is a blend of hardwoods like Manzanita, Madrone, and several kinds of Oaks along with mature Fir, Pine, Cedar trees, Alder, Maple and Apples. With special attention to management of non-native and invasive plants, Spirit Weavers is committed to maintaining a well balanced forest ecosystem with high biodiversity.
Read all about the ways the Spirit Weavers Community will tend to the land, giving back to the soils and the plant and animal relations that will surround us this spring though our Earth Ethic Pledge.