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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.

Earth Day Open House

Earth Day is everyday at Creek Bend Nature Center, but today is extra special! Celebrate with us during nature center hours, from noon - 4 p.m. There will be Earth Day themed crafts in the nature center, and a scavenger hunt. A naturalist-guided hike will take place from 1-2 p.m. Meet at the Nature Center for the walk.

Saturday, April 20; Noon - 4 p.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center

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

Evening Wildflowers

Stroll through the woods with a naturalist and learn the native wildflowers that carpet the forest floor. We'll go over tips for identifying wildflowers, and learn about the ecology of the woods where they grow. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Thursday, May 9; 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve

41W600 Hughes Rd., Elburn
FREE

Wildflower Folklore

Learn the names and colorful stories of wildflowers during this naturalist-guided walk. We'll look for natives like Jack-in-the-pulpit, may-apple, and toothwort. We'll learn how they got their names. We'll also discover plants with multiple aliases, such as wake robin, dog-tooth violet, and touch-me-not. This program is for all-ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Sunday, May 12; 10-11 a.m.
Bliss Woods Forest Preserve

5S660 Bliss Rd., Sugar Grove
FREE

Garden Workshops

Create a garden in-a-pot while learning the stories of herbs, flowers, and vegetables. Participants will be provided with a container, plants and all materials needed to create a potted garden. Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Culinary Herbs
Sunday, May 5; 10-11 a.m.

Brewster Creek Forest Preserve
6N921 Rte. 25, St. Charles
Fee: $10/garden

Flowers for Spring
Sunday, May 19; 10-11 a.m.

Creek Bend Nature Center
LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
Fee: $10/garden

Nighttime Nature: Flying Squirrels

Ever wonder what goes on in the woods after dark? Some of our local wildlife prefers the cover of night to get out and look for food and friendship. Explore Elburn Forest Preserve with us as we learn about and seek Kane County's smallest tree squirrel, the southern flying squirrel. We'll start with a brief presentation in the shelter, then head out for a flashlight-free night hike - the better to channel our inner flying squirrel and use our night vision! Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email programs@kaneforest.com to register.

Friday, May 24; 8-9 p.m.
Elburn Forest Preserve

45W061 IL Rte. 38, Maple Park
FREE

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