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Where the Wildflowers Are: O’Hara Woods

Event information

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 or older.

Contact: 815-722-9301

Location: O'Hara Woods Preserve

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A dirt trail through a forest lined by bluebells in bloom. Photo courtesy of Charlie Parchem

Event details

You don’t need to sail off through night and day or in and out of weeks. Will County is where the wildflowers are! Trillium, bluebells, mayapple, phlox — our wildflowers have stories to tell! Journey to O’Hara Woods, a top spot to seek wildflowers. Join a naturalist to find wildflowers and hear 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 everchanging tale of wildflowers as old ones fade and new ones bloom. Look for other preserves in this Where the Wildflowers Are series and choose your 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 3: 815-722-9301.


Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Parking is on Grand Boulevard off Romeo Road. Meetup directions will be sent to participants after registration. 

Be prepared to hike 2 miles over uneven natural terrain and trails. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this workday should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the workday.