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Event Calendar

Wildflowers: Walk and Draw

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 05/09/2020

Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact Phone: 815.722.9470

Location: McKinley Woods – Frederick’s Grove

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Photo courtesy of Barb Ferry

Event Details

What better way to learn about spring flowers than to draw them? This guided hike will begin at Frederick’s Grove Shelter in McKinley Woods. As we hike the preserve, we will look at wildflowers and the features that make each unique, and then spend time sketching them.

Event Requirements

Registration required Friday, May 8: 815.722.9470.


Bring a journal and a pencil. Sit-upons, field guides and magnifying lenses will be provided.

This program will take place rain or shine on uneven natural terrain. The hike will be approximately 1-2 miles in length. 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.

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