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Forest Preserve Offers Insect Hike, Monarch Tagging and Meditation Programs

The Forest Preserve District of Will County offers a wide variety of programs year-round. Here are some of the upcoming offerings:

CHANNAHON – “Nocturnal Chorus Hike for Adults,” 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Study insects inside the nature center, and then head out on a 1-mile hike to seek and discover marvelously loud little critters. This opportunity to travel the preserve after dark could reveal some fantastic finds. Free; ages 18 and older. Register by Tuesday, Aug. 27, at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-722-9470.

ROMEOVILLE – “Mission: Monarchs,” 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, Isle a la Cache Museum. Learn techniques to safely net and tag the monarchs at Isle a la Cache and how to submit your tagging data. Come back to the site on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21 to tag the migrating monarchs. Naturalists will be on hand those two days to facilitate drop-in tagging from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Free; ages 10 or older. Register by Thursday, Aug. 29, at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.

CHANNAHON – “Nature Meditation,” 6:30-8: a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Try three different types of meditation: sitting, walking and nature journaling. Experience these meditations with nature all around you. Bring your nature journal, a camp chair and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Meet in front of the Four Rivers Environmental Education building. This program requires walking 1-2 miles on paved and natural surface trails. Free; ages 18 and older. Register by Wednesday, Sept. 4, at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-722-9470.

Don’t forget to order your 2020 canine calendar featuring dogs from the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s six dog parks. Calendar sale proceeds will benefit the Will County Humane Society. Visit willcountydogs.com.


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