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Experience Flower Power, Hummingbird Banding and More with Forest Preserve Programs

Watch online as ruby-throated hummingbirds are banded for research purposes during a Forest Preserve District of Will County Facebook Live program set for noon Aug. 19 at (Photo by Forest Preserve staff | Suzy Lyttle)


CHANNAHON – “Senior Coffee Talk: Prairie Colors,” 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Sip coffee, check out flowers in bloom and discuss all your favorite native prairie plant topics. Bring your own mug. Free; ages 55 or older. Register by Aug. 11; 815-722-9470.

CHANNAHON – “Happy Mornings Yoga and Hike,” 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Start the day with yoga and a hike, and then journal your experience. Bring a yoga mat, water and journal. Free; ages 18 or older. Register by Aug. 12; 815-722-9470.

CRETE TOWNSHIP – “Draw to ID Flowers,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, Plum Creek Nature Center. Learn to ID and draw your favorite flowers. Pencils, drawing paper, a field guide and a hand lens will be provided. Bring a camp chair or a mat. Free; ages 18 or older. Register by Aug. 11; 708-946-2216. Free; ages 18 or older. Register by Aug. 11; 708-946-2216.

CUSTER TOWNSHIP – “Reptile Hike! Exploring Kankakee Sands,” 5-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, Kankakee Sands Preserve. Join a naturalist on a search of for prairie and woodland reptiles. Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes and bug repellent. Free; all ages. Register by Aug. 13; 815-722-9470.

Program registration also is available on the Event Calendar,


Facebook Live:
Hummingbird Banding Live
, noon-12:45 p.m. Aug. 19. Watch online as the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders and volunteers from Thorn Creek Audubon Society capture and band, weigh and measure ruby-throated hummingbirds.
Visit to view the programs live or a recording after the fact.

Zoom Webinar:
Forest Fitness: Functional Fitness at Hammel Woods
, 10-11 a.m. Aug. 18. Staff and fitness professionals show you hot to recreate with existing preserve amenities on your own time and at your own pace.
Visit the Event Calendar,, for more details and Zoom registration links.

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