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Trek with a Naturalist

Thursday, Feb. 15; 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.​

Aurora West
IMAGE: Hiking boots in winter; credit: Belinda Photography/Shutterstock
Ensure you get your 10,000 daily steps in, during "Trek with a Naturalist." Our naturalist leads monthly guided hikes and interprets ecology, along the way. Hikers age 18 and up are welcome. This program is free, but advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email​ us to register.

Maple Sugaring Days

Saturday, March 3; 1-4 p.m.
​Sunday, March 4; 1-4 p.m.​

LeRoy Oakes
IMAGE: Child looking at sap; credit Karl Umbriaco/Shutterstock
Spring is here! (well, almost). Join naturalists for a sweet sign that spring is on the way — Maple Sugaring Days! Learn how to tap a maple tree, and practice drilling and setting your own tap. Watch sap simmer over an open fire as it darkens and thickens to syrup. Come along on a guided hike to learn to distinguish maples from other trees. And best of all, sample pure, locally m​ade syrup. The event is free. Syrup will be available for purchase.

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