Will County Forest Preserve Programs

Search for owls during an Owl Prowl for Adults on Dec. 16 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Messenger Woods Nature Preserve in Homer Township. (Photo by Forest Preserve staff | Glenn P. Knoblock)
Search for owls during an Owl Prowl for Adults on Dec. 16 at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Messenger Woods Nature Preserve in Homer Township. (Photo by Forest Preserve staff | Glenn P. Knoblock)

Here are the Forest Preserve District of Will County programs for the week of Dec. 11. Online program registration is available on the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org.

Golden Opportunities After Hours: 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, and 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon. View the “Golden Opportunity: Botanical Illustrations” traveling exhibit during extended hours. Free, all ages.

Volunteer Morning: 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 14, Keepataw Preserve, DuPage Township. Get some fresh air and exercise while helping to make a difference in your community. Activities will include brush control. Participants must complete a waiver online. For information, contact Emily Kenny at 815-722-7364 or [email protected]. Ages 10 or older.

Owl Prowl for Adults: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, Homer Township. Search for elusive owls and discover how many species of owls reside in Will County. Free, ages 16 or older. Register by Dec. 15.

Morning Bird Hike: 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, Monee Reservoir, Monee Township. Join a guided hike to find out what birds use Monee Reservoir. Free, ages 16 or older. Register by Dec. 16.

Volunteer Morning: 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 17, Whalon Lake, Naperville. Get some fresh air and exercise while helping to make a difference in your community. Activities will include brush control. Participants must complete a waiver online. For information, contact Emily Kenny at 815-722-7364 or [email protected]. Ages 10 or older.

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