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Raptor Hike

Event information

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages. (Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.)

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: Prairie Bluff Preserve

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An American kestrel perched on a wire. Photo courtesy of Matthew Zook

Event details

Hawks and eagles and falcons, oh my! Join an interpretive naturalist as we hike through Prairie Bluff Preserve in search of different raptors that call it home. Train your eyes to the sky as we look for North America’s littlest falcon: the American kestrel. Learn about this fierce and beautiful bird of prey. Don’t forget your binoculars!


Event requirements

Registration required by Thursday, Nov. 9: 815-722-9301.


Participants will hike up to 1 mile on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request on-line no later than 48 hours before the event.