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Where the Wildflowers Are: Hammel Woods

Event information

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9470

Location: Hammel Woods — Route 59 Access

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Spring beauty blossoms. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

Event details

You won't need to sail off through night and day or in and out of weeks. Will County is where the wildflowers are! Bluebells, mayapples, phlox and Solomon’s seal – our wildflowers have stories to tell! Journey to Hammel Woods, a top spot to seek wildflowers. Join a naturalist for a hike to find wildflowers and hear stories of how these beauties got their names, their uses through time and other lore and legends.

These ephemeral blooms are beautiful but fleeting. Join us each month for more chapters in the ever-changing tale of wildflowers as old ones fade and new ones bloom. Look for other preserves in this series and choose your own adventure. Visit the same preserve each month to see the changes unfold over time. Or mix it up and enjoy a different one each time for the full story of Will County wildflowers. You can find the complete list of Where the Wildflowers Are hikes on our event calendar.

Event requirements

Registration required by Friday, May 10: 815-722-9470.


The trail is approximately 1.5 miles long on natural surfaces with steep hills. Spring rains can make the trail muddy; please dress with that in mind. 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.