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Holiday Owl Prowl for Families: Messenger Woods

Event information

Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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A great horned owl perched in an evergreen tree. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Owls are so mysterious! They sleep during the day, wake up at dusk and are always hiding in plain sight. But will we hear them or see them? That’s the mystery! Find out which owls can be found in Illinois, then enjoy a guided hike on the trail to listen for owls.


Event requirements

Registration required by Tuesday, Dec. 26: 708-946-2216.


Dress for the weather. Meet in the second parking lot, at Hawthorn Grove Shelter.

The hike will be up to 2 miles on uneven trail 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.