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Chicago Audubon Society and Friends of the Forest Preserves will be hosting an early bird walk at Kickapoo Woods. This bird walk is for all birders, beginners and experts, we all have fun! We have a guide, but we are all learning from each other and sharing what we know. Come see what we find!
We will be meeting at the end of the Kickapoo Woods Forest Preserve parking lot. Since so many people are out birding, we will have a limited amount of binoculars, so be sure to come early.
As the weather gets hotter, be sure to bring a water bottle with you, wear sunscreen, and maybe wear a cap or hat. We plan to stay on paved trails and not go off into dirt trails. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes, just in case, that you don't mind getting a little dirty.
All ages and expertise levels welcomed! MASKS are still required.
Please register through eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-walk-at-kickapoo-woods-tickets-158038095197
Come volunteer to collect and distribute ripe seed in local natural areas. Enjoy nature, relax, learn basic plant identification skills and responsible seed collecting techniques, and help your local forest preserve. No previous experience is necessary. All ages are welcomed.
MASKS are still required.
Be sure to bring water. Be sure to dress comfortably. Hat, long sleeves, long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are recommended. Masks are still required. Snacks will be provided.
Can't wait to see some you out in the preserves!
Come out and learn about the insects of Poplar Creek Prairie! Our forest preserves are a safe haven for the insects of Cook County, and spending just a couple hours outside will allow you to see a high diversity of them.
Join Poplar Creek Field Organizer and native insect enthusiast, Maya Dutta, for a 2-3 mile walking tour. The walk will include stops to discuss insects in the region, examine native insect habitat, and time for observation. The walk will be on mowed grass trails. Please come prepared for the weather, including appropriate walking shoes, sun protection, and water.
We will meet in the parking lot of Carl R. Hansen Woods. Attendees must RSVP, practice social distancing, and wear face coverings whenever social distancing is not possible during the hike.