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Firefly Glow Hike and Campfire: Theodore Marsh

Event information

Date: Friday, July 19, 2024

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

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Theodore Marsh

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A lightning bug on a blade of grass. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Independence Day may be over, but Mother Nature is bringing her own bright explosions to a preserve near you — fireflies! Become immersed in nature at night and experience the bright magic of these beautiful beetles. Discover the science behind these staples of summer and craft a glowing creation of your own. Once the stage is set, 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 Thursday, July 18: 815-722-4121. 


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