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Hikin’ with Lichen

Event information

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

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Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

In the dead of winter, an organism is quietly growing and thriving. Lichen — found all over natural and man-made surfaces — doesn’t allow the winter cold to slow it down! Be like lichen and enjoy a chilly hike to learn more about these fascinating lifeforms.

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, Jan. 6: 815-722-9470.


This is an inclusive program, welcoming individuals of all abilities. Please dress for the weather and use caution while walking outdoors as snow and ice may be present on the paths and in parking lots.

This hike will be up to 1.5 miles long and take place on paved and natural terrain across uneven surfaces. 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.