Come join me, Scott, for a casual hike at Volo Bog! The scenery is hilly with marshes, prairies, forests, and a boardwalk through a bog. The hike is easy to moderate. Bring your cameras and/or binoculars because wildlife will be abundant and amazing! FYI Dogs are NOT allowed at this forest preserve.
HOW TO JOIN THE FUN
✔️ RSVP Yes, include any guest/s
✔️ DRESS for the weather. Hiking boots/shoes suggested.
✔️ BRING • water • camera • snack
✔️ CARPOOL Share Ga$/Parking and make new friends! In the comment section below, post your starting point and if driver or passenger. Contact one another by clicking on their profile photo then send email to work out the details.
✔️ MEET UP in the visitor's center parking lot @ 1:15 pm sharp. Look for Scott.
⛔️ If your plans change, please click the Change RSVP button to alert us that you are no longer able to attend. Thanks.
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VOLO BOG was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973 as the only remaining open-water quaking bog in Illinois. Each season brings its own beauty and wonder to Volo Bog and seasonal visits allow for observation of a wide variety of plant and animal life. In the spring, fern fiddleheads reveal their beautiful fronds. Bog buckbean and leatherleaf bloom in abundance. A great variety of songbirds, waterfowl and wading birds stop by as they migrate north to their summer nesting areas.As spring moves into summer, the orchids appear, including the delicate grass pink and rose pogonia. Great blue and green-backed herons, sandhill cranes, whitetail deer, mink, muskrat, raccoon and many other smaller creatures are often observed.
Ready for some fun? See you there!!