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Where the Wildflowers Are: Raccoon Grove

Event information

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 10 or older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve

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A forest floor filled with blooming wildflowers 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! Jack-in-the-pulpit, Virginia waterleaf and Solomon’s seal — our wildflowers have stories to tell! Journey to Raccoon Grove, 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 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 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 is required by Wednesday, May 29: 708-946-2216.


Spring rains can make the trail muddy; please dress with that in mind. Raccoon Grove does not have bathroom facilities. Please plan accordingly. 

The trail is approximately 0.75 mile in length on natural surfaces with some hills and exposed roots. 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.