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Birds and Blooms

Event information

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 or older. (Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: McKinley Woods — Frederick's Grove

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A light purple wild geranium bloom surrounded by green leaves and vegetation. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

May has brought color back to our woods! Walk with a naturalist to spot brightly colored warblers in the trees above and vibrant wildflowers on the forest floor. Whether you add a new bird to your life list or learn about a new wildflower, discover something special this year!


Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, May 3: 815-722-9470. 


The distance covered will depend on bird-viewing opportunities and trail conditions. The hike will be no more than 1.5 miles on uneven surfaces across natural terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.