As Illinois days grow shorter and cooler, when we step onto the trail at May Watts Park, we’re mindful that the colorful landscape surrounding May Watts Pond is a natural tribute to former Naperville resident, May Theilgaard Watts.

Born in Chicago to Danish parents, naturalist May Watts (1893-1975) is remembered worldwide for her ideas and dedication to the Illinois Prairie Path when she lived at 227 E. Jefferson Ave.

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