Starved Rock Canyon Walls

Deep inside Illinois Canyon, the glowing St. Peter Sandstone cracked walls surround a burnt-out tree. Once a home to birds, insects and small animals, the charred tree truck now precariously rises above fallen autumn leaves in an attempt to make its last stand.

Inside Ottawa Canyon, green tarnished boulders fall like teardrops from the the glowing St. Peter Sandstone canyon walls. Autumn leaves and a surviving fern surround the sandstone rubble.