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In the mustache-growing month of “Movember,” the Forest Preserve District of Will County will host a “Whiskered Wildlife” Zoom webinar on Nov. 19 to highlight different animals that sport facial hair. (Photo via Shutterstock)

Finish out the month of November with a Forest Preserve District of Will County program. The schedule offers a wide variety of topics ranging from whiskered wildlife to the history of furs in fashion. Online registration is available on the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org. Here is the lineup:

Whiskered Wildlife (Zoom Webinar): 2-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, online. From river otters and catfish to the beavers and the whiskered bat, the Forest Preserve District will be highlight different animals that sport facial hair during this mustache-growing month of “Movember!” Ages 8 or older. Register online for the Zoom link.

Wander and Wonder Hike: 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township. This Forest Preserve District program is for those who hike for discovery over destination. Bring binoculars, magnifying lenses and your favorite nature guides. Free, ages 10 or older.

Volunteer Morning: 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 26, Hickory Creek Preserve – LaPorte Road Access, Mokena. Work off the Thanksgiving turkey by signing up for this volunteer opportunity! Activities will include brush control. To get started, complete a waiver online. Ages 10 or older. For information, contact Emily Kenny at 815-722-7364 or [email protected].

Stress-free Hike for Women: 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Get outside for a women-only hike during the middle of the holiday season to let the cool air and mindful walk lead you to calmness. After the hike, sip a hot beverage as you watch the birds, boats and busyness go by on the Des Plaines River. Free, women ages 16 or older. Register by Nov. 25.

As the Crow Flies – A Bird Hike: 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. Learn about the extreme intelligence of crows and what sets these birds apart from their colorful counterparts. The program will take place entirely outdoors, so dress for the weather. Register by Nov. 29.

History at Home – Furs as Fashion (Zoom Webinar): 6-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, online. During the fur trade, beaver was king. However, beavers were not the only valuable animals and furs continued to be fashionable long after the beaver hat went out of style Join a Forest Preserve District naturalist and scratch the surface of history of fur fashion from the earliest Europeans to today. Register online for the Zoom link.

For more information on the Forest Preserve District of Will County, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.

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