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Where the Wildflowers Are: Raccoon Grove

Event information

Date: Saturday, May 11, 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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Mayapple growing from the forest floor. Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock

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 Raccoon Grove, 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 is required by Thursday, May 9: 708-946-2216.


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

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