A series of naturalist-led bird hikes will be offered this spring at several Forest Preserve District of Will County sites. This is the perfect time of the year to spot migrating birds because tree leaves are still emerging. The programs are for both beginners and experienced birders. The free bird hikes will take place from 8-10 a.m. on these dates and at these locations:

  • May 11, McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove, Channahon
  • May 18, Monee Reservoir, Monee Township
  • May 19, Messenger Marsh, Homer Glen
  • June 1, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township
  • June 2, Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Shagbark Grove Shelter, Mokena
  • June 8, Rock Run Preserve – Black Road Access, Joliet

Registration is required only for the May 11 and June 8 bird hikes. Program registration and details are available at ReconnectWithNature.org.