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March in the Woods

Event information

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Hammel Woods — Route 59 Access

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A squirrel perched atop a tree snag. Photo by Chris Cheng

Event details

Calling all families, kids and kids at heart! Explore the woods off trail with a naturalist as we look for signs of animals and their homes. These signs can help us know who is coming out of hibernation and who wants to stay asleep. Prepare to get a little muddy, because we will hit the trails come rain, snow or shine.

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, March 8: 815-722-9470.


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. Meet at Hidden Shelter.

The hike will be 1 mile to 2 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.