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Event information

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Oaks Nature Center

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Photo courtesy of Debi Shapiro

Event details

Go a little nutty as we celebrate National Squirrel Day! We’ll start indoors to recognize this day by learning all about these fluffy-tailed friends and the role they play in nature and the environment. Afterward, we’ll take a hike to look for them and try our hand at some tricky squirrel nest construction. You “walnut” believe how hard it is!

Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, Jan. 18: 815-722-4121.


Be sure to dress for the weather.

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is an accessible facility. Outdoor activities will take place on natural surfaces on less than 1 mile of uneven 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.