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Fly By Night Hike

Event information

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 and older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve

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Event details

Moths, bats, fireflies … Discover what flies in the woods when the sun goes down. This night hike highlights nocturnal wildlife that take to the air, including tracking Will County bats using handheld technology.

Event requirements

Registration is required by Thursday, Aug. 4: 708-946-2216.


Be sure to dress for the weather. Meet in the back parking lot. 

The hike will be 1.5 miles to 2 miles on natural surfaces across 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.