Event calendar

Owl Hike for Families

Event information

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve

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Photo courtesy of Emil Chalupka

Event details

Gather in the moonlight to listen for the call of an owl. Hike the natural trails and try to catch a glimpse of these nocturnal raptors in the trees above. While we listen for the owl’s serenade, we’ll also have the chance to hear other creatures of the night.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Dec. 15: 815-722-9470.


Dress for the weather and use caution while walking outdoors as snow and ice may be present on the paths and in the parking lot.

This hike will be up to 1.5 miles on uneven, natural 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.