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Hawk Hike at Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

Event information

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 8 and older. (Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

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A red-tailed hawk flying under a bright blue sky. Photo courtesy of Joe Viola

Event details

Hawks and eagles and falcons, oh my! Join an interpretive naturalist as we hike through Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve in search of different raptors that call this preserve home. Scan the skies as we search for Illinois’ second largest hawk: the red-tailed hawk. Learn about this fierce and common bird of prey. Don’t forget your binoculars!


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, March 14: 815-722-9301.


Participants will hike up to 1.5 miles on natural surfaces across 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.