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Early Bird Gets the Worm Family Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

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

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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Photo courtesy of Joe Viola

Event details

Wake up early and learn about birds from a naturalist. Birds are migrating for the winter, so let’s set out on a hike to see how many species we can find together.

Bring your binoculars and your favorite field guides. Parents can also download the Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab to their smartphones.


Event requirements

Registration is required by Saturday, Nov. 12: 815-722-4121.


Dress for the weather as this program will be entirely outdoors. Meet at the fire pit next to Hidden Oaks Nature Center. 

The hike will be about 1 mile long on uneven, natural terrain. 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.