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white oak Nature Programs for Adults

Senior Stroll

Seniors are invited to join District naturalists the first Thursday of every month for a pleasant stroll in our natural areas. Each month we visit a different site and learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. The strolls begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour, with social time following the walk. In the event of severe weather, call 630-444-3190 for cancellation information. Wear sturdy shoes. You may wish to bring insect repellent and sunscreen. Donations are accepted to cover the cost of refreshments. No registration required.

Thursday, July 2; 10 a.m. - noon
Dick Young Forest Preserve

39W115 Main St., Batavia

Thursday, Aug. 6; 10 a.m. - noon
Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve

42W797 Rohrsen Rd., Hampshire

Thursday, Sept. 3; 10 a.m - noon
Grunwald Farms Forest Preserve

02S035 North Lorang Rd., Elburn

Learn from the Experts
The following classes are taught by experts in the field and offer in-depth information and learning opportunities about our local ecology. This award-winning program series is cosponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, the Geneva Park District, and the St. Charles Park District. These programs are for ages 16 and up. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail to register.

Conservation of the American Kestrel

The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon species found in North America. The decline in kestrel populations across its range has prompted conservation efforts to bolster this important bird. Taylor Joray, graduate student at Illinois State University, has been studying Kane County's kestrels for three years. He has installed and monitored nest boxes in forest preserves and other natural areas throughout the region. Joray will present the results from his data and describe the methods employed to boost their population numbers. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email to register.

Sunday, July 19; 1-3 p.m.
Peck Farm Park

4038 Kaneville Rd., Geneva
Fee: $10/person

A Sense of Place: Muirhead Springs

During this evening walk through the beautiful tallgrass prairie of Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve, we'll learn the history of the preserve's namesake and the ecology of the area. Senior Ranger Mandy Morgan and Nature Programs Manager Valerie Blaine will present the history of land use, preservation and restoration of this beautiful area. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email to register.

Wednesday, Aug. 12; 7-8:30 p.m.
Muirhead Springs Forest Preserve

42W797 Rohrsen Rd., Hampshire
Fee: $10/person