Event calendar

Bat Hike for Adults

Event information

Date: Friday, August 4, 2023

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 18 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods — Frederick's Grove

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A bat hanging from an evergreen branch. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Experience the rare opportunity to be in the woods at night. Enjoy a hike through the preserve and learn all about our local bat species. This hike will take us deep into one of our oldest preserved forests in the county. Together we will discover the bat species that call McKinley Woods home.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Aug. 3: 815-722-9470.


This hike will be 1.5 miles to 2 miles entirely on uneven natural trails. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.