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Photography Bird Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 18 or older.

Contact: 815.722.9470

Location: Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve

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Photo by Chad Merda

Event details

Join other photographers for a special opportunity to view and photograph the herons, egrets and cormorants at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve. This is the beginning of nesting season, with hundreds of nesting birds in the preserve. Share insights into this exciting hobby with like-minded shutterbugs. A naturalist and a camera buff will lead the group.

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, April 21: 815-722-9470.


The group will meet by the visitor center at the Renwick Road entrance.

The program will include hiking less than 1 mile on natural surfaces over uneven 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.