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Firefly Glow Hike and Campfire: Theodore Marsh

Event information

Date: Friday, July 7, 2023

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

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 Wednesday, July 5: 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 submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.