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Spring Wildflowers: A Tale to Tell

Event information

Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 or older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve

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Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Anemone, Dutchman’s breeches, toothwort, trillium – spring has finally arrived! Join a naturalist to hike through Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve, a top spot to seek out wildflowers in Will County. Get folksy to learn how these beauties got their names, find out which plants pioneers harvested for food and learn what plants fall under the “doctrine of signatures.”

Event requirements

No registration required.

The trail is approximately 0.75 mile in length on natural surfaces with some hills. Spring rains can make the trail a bit muddy; please dress with that in mind. 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.