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Woods Walk and maybe Pelicans at Frederick’s Grove
According to the Will County Forest Preserve's newsletter, the pelicans have arrived! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv77HETkwJc&feature=youtu.be They often migrate on the rivers by McKinley Woods in late September or early October, and if we're lucky we'll get a glimpse of them. If not, we'll still enjoy this hike which is another of the Will County "woods walks" for this year: https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/news-events/news/woods-walk-exploration-program-returns. PLEASE NOTE!! This is not the same location where we viewed the pelicans last year, this is at nearby Frederick's Grove. We'll hike the wooded trails in the preserve and some of the &M Canal Trail, probably 3-4 miles. Those who wish can stop by McKinley Woods (where we went last year) if necessary for pelican viewing. Maps and info at: https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/preserves-trails/preserves/mckinley-woods/mckinley-woods-fredericks For those who live near me in Homer Glen, note in comments if you'd like to carpool and we'll work that out.

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The southwest suburbs are full of wonderful forest preserves, parks and natural areas. I spend a lot of time walking/hiking in them, and I'm sure there are others of you who are retired, working part-time, between jobs or whatever who like to get some outdoor exercise during the week. Let's get together and do some walking!

We usually hike on Tuesday mornings for 1-2 hours, somewhere between 2 and 5 miles, at a moderate pace. Coffee or lunch afterwards is often an option. Occasional longer outings to places further away are a possibility, as are other days of the week. I don't want this to become a dog-walking club, so would prefer no dogs at least at this time.

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