Event calendar

Woodcock Walk: Goodenow Grove

Event information

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 7 or older.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Greenway Trail Equestrian Parking Lot

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A woodcock on the snowy ground. Photo via Shutterstock

Event details

As the sun sets, the male woodcock makes his way to the edge of a field to prepare for his extraordinary courtship performance. Normally timid and elusive, the woodcock is readily observed during the early spring breeding season when he leaves the cover of the forest to attract a mate. We will spend the first part of the evening discovering how amazing this bird is, then hike to view the courtship flights of the male.


Event requirements

Registration required by Wednesday, March 27: 708-946-2216.


Meet at the Plum Creek Greenway Trail Equestrian Parking Lot on Goodenow Road. Be sure to dress for the weather as we will stand in place for a bit to listen for the calls and look for woodcocks. 

The hike will be approximately 1 mile to 2 miles on natural surface trails over uneven terrain. 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.