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Fireflies Night Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 13 and older.

Contact: 708-747-6320

Location: Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve

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Fireflies lighting up in the dark along a narrow roadway. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Fireflies or lightning bugs, no matter what you call them, their flashing light seen throughout the night heralds the official arrival of summer. Join a naturalist on this popular hike and discover why fireflies flash back and forth to each other and what it means. Let the magic of lightning bugs entrance you on this summer night adventure.

Event requirements

Registration is required by Monday, July 17, and can be made by calling Thorn Creek Woods Nature Center at 708-747-6320.

Participants should be prepared to walk more than 1 mile outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven terrain. Trails can be wet, muddy and slippery. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 708-747-6320.