Event calendar

Nature’s Ultimate Recyclers

Event information

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023

Time: 1:30 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 collection of red, yellow and brown fall leaves on the ground. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

Ever wonder what happens to a fallen tree in the forest? What about where all those autumn leaves go year after year? On this nature walk, we will be taking a closer look at each of the decomposers responsible for breaking down and recycling the dead plant and animal matter in the woods.

Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Nov. 16: 815-722-9470.


Dress for the weather.

This hike will be up to 2 miles long and take place 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.