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Event Calendar

Woodcock Walk at Hickory Creek Preserve

Event Information

Date: Saturday, 03/24/2018

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 7 or older

Contact Phone: 708.946.2216

Location: Hickory Creek Preserve - LaPorte Road

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Event Details

As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field and prepares for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the safety and cover of the forest to attract a mate. Spend the first part of the evening learning about the American woodcock, and then hike to watch for the courtship flight of the male. 

Event Requirements

Registration required by Thursday, March 22: 708.946.2216.


*** Note: There also is a Woodcock Walk at Plum Creek Nature Center.***

A short .25-mile walk to the viewing area will be on both paved and natural uneven surface trails. Please dress for the weather. 

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.


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