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Owl Prowl for Families: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Event information

Date: Friday, November 17, 2023

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

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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A northern saw whet owl on a tree branch. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

Celebrate National Hiking Day by bringing the family for a hike as evening turns into night in the forest. Bundle up and strap on your favorite hiking boots as we set out in search of our elusive owl friends. Discover just how many species reside in Will County and how to differentiate them. Learn how big they can get, what they look like and where you can find them. Afterwards, warm up by a fire and enjoy roasting marshmallows.


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Nov. 16: 815-722-4121.


Dress for the weather, as the entire program will be outdoors. The program will begin at the fire ring outside the nature center. 

The hike will be between 1 mile and 2 miles over uneven, natural 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.