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Firefly Glow Hike and Campfire: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Event information

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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A lightning bug in flight. Photo courtesy of Dick Todd

Event details

Bring the family out and become immersed in the wondrous glow of the firefly! Surround yourself in nature at night and experience the magic that these beautiful creatures possess. Discover the science behind these staples of summer and craft a glowing creation of your own! Once the stage sets, we will take a short hike and seek out this incredible insect for a closer look! End the night by the light of a campfire and roast a tasty marshmallow.

Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, July 18: 815-722-4121.


The program will include a short, 0.5-mile hike on uneven 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.