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white oak Nature Programs for All Ages

All ages are welcome to attend family programs unless an age limit is specified. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Organized groups must schedule a separate tour for their group. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or e-mail programs@kaneforest.com to register.

The World of Spiders

They're creepy, they're crawly, and they're cool! They're also very important in our lives - come to this program and find out why! We'll search nooks and crannies, high and low, for spiders. If we catch a few, we'll look at them close up and then let them go. We'll supply the "bug jars." Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Saturday, Sept. 29; 10 -11 a.m.
Rutland Forest Preserve

41W230 Big Timber Rd., Hampshire
FREE

Harvest of the Acorn Moon Festival

Celebrate autumn's arrival with the Forest Preserve District! At this all-ages festival, we'll have pumpkin painting, games, guided hikes, nature crafts, folk music and refreshments.
Sunday, Sept. 30; 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Oakhurst Forest Preserve

1680 Fifth Ave., Aurora
FREE; nominal fee for crafts and refreshments

By the Light of the Moon

Learn the legends of the moon on these monthly night hikes. Traditional cultures have names for each month's full moon, signifying important natural events of the season. Listen to the stories and learn a little astronomy by the light of the full moon. We'll enjoy a night hike even if skies are cloudy. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Strawberry Moon
Wednesday, June 27; 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls
40W095 Freeman Rd., Gilberts
FREE

Buck Moon
Friday, July 27; 8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
FREE

Sturgeon Moon
Sunday, Aug. 26; 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve
41W600 Hughes Rd., Elburn
FREE

Harvest Moon
Monday, Sept. 24; 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Dick Young Forest Preserve
39W115 Main St., Batavia
FREE

Hunter's Moon
Wednesday, Oct. 24; 6 - 7 p.m.

Pingree Grove Forest Preserve
14N187 US Rte. 20
FREE

Illinois History Hike

Step back in time and see how the Illinois landscape has changed in 200 years. There will be a naturalist-guided walk through the prairie, beginning at Creek Bend Nature Center, and ending at Durant-Peterson House. During the walk, you'll learn about the transformation of the prairies and woodlands from European settlement to today. At the Durant-Peterson House, docents will interpret 19th century life on the prairie. There will also be crafts back at the nature center, and self-guided Illinois Bicentennial scavenger hunts throughout the afternoon. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Saturday, Nov. 3; 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles
FREE

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