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Vernal Equinox: Spring Awakens Juried Art Competition

03/12/2019: Enjoy this one of a kind art exhibition and also participate in a public vote for a "people's choice" favorite.

Fitness in the Forest

5/2/2019: Help shed the extra winter weight with this outdoor fitness class.

Woodcock Walk at Plum Creek Nature Center

3/16/19: Spend the first part of the evening at Plum Creek Nature Center learning about the American woodcock, and then hike to watch for the courtship flight of the male.

Volunteer Workday: Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve

5/11/19: Contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

5/4/2019: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.

Migratory Bird Hike

04/20/2019: Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds.

Wildflower Self-Guided Hike

5/5/2019: View the spring wildflowers and explore the forest at your own pace in this self-guided hike.

Woodland and River Bird Hike

3/9/2019: The best way to learn about birds is to see and hear them at McKinley Woods.

Four Rivers Scout Adventure

03/30/19: Your group will test its skills while navigating through fun and educational activities that may correlate to badge/patch requirements.

Tracking Animals in Winter

2/24/19: We’ll put ourselves in the paws of Thorn Creek’s woodland creatures and follow the trails in search of tracks and other spoor.

Fishing for Trash

4/23/2019: Visit Monee Reservoir and help keep our preserve free of trash.

Migratory Bird Hike

04/27/19: Join us for a guided hike in search of amazing waterfowl, soaring eagles and beautiful songbirds.

River Shoreline Cleanup

4/27/19: Celebrate Earth Day at a cleanup event along the banks of the Rock Run Rookery.

Spring Night Hike

4/28/19: Join us for a meandering night hike unraveling some woodland mysteries.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

4/3/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Follow the Fox

04/07/19: Be the fox, following your daily routine along Thorn Creek’s trails!

Wednesday Morning Walkers

4/10/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

4/17/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

4/24/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

5/1/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

5/15/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Morning Bird Hike

3/9/19: Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/06/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/13/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/20/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Wednesday Morning Walkers

03/27/2019: Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

5/11/2019: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.

Joliet Iron Works Tour

05/04/19: Anyone interested in local history will enjoy this insightful tour of the blue-collar origins of Joliet.

Lake Renwick Bird Viewing

5/18/2019: The only way to view these amazing birds during this time is to attend these special viewing programs.

Living History Demonstration

5/5/2019: This program is led by the Isle a la Cache Brigade, a volunteer group that consists of re-enactors representing the fur trading community of the 18th century.

Nature Play Day

5/8/2019: You and your child may participate in a hike, story, game, dancing or playing.

Spring Nature Photography Hike

5/11/2019: Enjoy a hike with a naturalist and take photos along the way.

Meet a Beekeeper

05/05/2019: Visit us anytime between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month to meet beekeepers and view a real beehive inside Plum Creek Nature Center!

Wonders of Wildflowers

5/11/2019: Hike and explore with a naturalist through beautiful Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, which is famous for its flower diversity, abundance and color in the springtime.

Mother's Day Appreciation: Monee Reservoir

5/12/2019: For your continuous dedication all year mom, this day is for you.

Mother's Day Appreciation: Plum Creek Nature Center

5/13/2018: For all your hard work all year, Mom, this day is for you.

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