Get Wild About Nature at the City Wilds Festival at North Park Village Nature CenterPack a picnic lunch and spend the day enjoying the wilds of Chicago's Nature Preserve!North Park Village Nature Center celebrates Chicago?s backyard biodiversity during its annual ?City Wilds Festival? on Saturday, June 12 with special hours from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Sunday, June 13 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This year?s two-day free festival for all ages features a mini ?BioBlitz.? There will be guided walks through the Nature Center?s four habitats (prairie, woodland, wetland, savanna) and visitors can help inventory and learn about the plants and animals found in the 46-acre preserve in a 12-hour period. The festival will also feature workshops on the benefits of landscaping with native plants from Trillim Landscapes and composting. There will be nature crafts and activities for all ages, music, storytelling and more.
?The City Wilds festival is a wonderful opportunity for families to learn about biodiversity and the interconnections between people, wildlife and plants in their own backyards and in the city?s parks,? said Timothy J. Mitchell, general superintendent of the Chicago Park District. The festival is free and no registration is required.
For more information, call North Park Village Nature Center at 312.744.5472.
North Park Village Nature Center
5801 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60646 North Park Village Nature Center is the City of Chicago?s first nature center, and just one of the Chicago Park District?s 56 nature areas. Visitors to these special places will discover a variety of opportunities to explore nature with its vast array of lagoons, wetlands, prairies, woodlands, river edges, bird sanctuaries, dunes and wildlife gardens. The North Park Village Nature Center?s nature preserve is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week, excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. Admission is free. Map of Nature Center's PreserveChicago Science Field Trips Club