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Learn to fish, plant super seeds or snap photos with Forest Preserve

3/24/2016, 10:46 a.m.
Get out in nature and learn some new things as well with the Forest Preserve District of Will County.
Search for Virginia bluebells and other wildflowers that may be in bloom during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Spring Nature Photography” program scheduled for April 17 at Plum Creek Nature Center in Beecher. Jim Kloss

MONEE – “Try It! Fishing Day” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Monee Reservoir, 27341 Ridgeland Ave. Beginning anglers will learn about lures, fly fishing, casting and more during this hands-on event. Everything you need, including bait, will be provided. Registration is not required for this free, all-ages program.

ROMEOVILLE — “Super Seeds” is scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E. Romeo Road. Learn how seeds move and where they come from. Participants will plant seeds to make a mini “three sisters’ garden” – similar to those planted by Native Americans – to take home. The free program is for ages 5-15. Registration is required by Saturday, April 9; 815-886-1467.

BEECHER – A program on “Spring Nature Photography” will be offered from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 S. Dutton Road. Learn photo tips inside before hiking outside to take pictures of spring wildflowers. The focus will be on photo technique and composition, not camera operation. Dress for the weather. The free program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required by Friday, April 15; call 708-946-2216.

For more information on these programs and other Forest Preserve District offerings, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.