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2018 Forest Preserve programs include play days, morning bird hikes

12/13/2017, 12:07 p.m.
Check out what's happening at the Forest Preserve of Will County in February.
Forest Preserve of Will County Forest Preserve of Will Co.

CHANNAHON – “Little Explorers,” 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays Jan. 10, Feb. 14 and March 14, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. Children and their parents or guardians are invited to come out and experience hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing and outdoor activities. Monthly themes are: January, owls; February, eagles; and March, signs of spring. The free program is for ages 5 and younger. Register two days before each program at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-722-9470.

BEECHER – “Nature Play Day,” 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 10, Feb. 14 and March 14, at the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Plum Creek Nature Center. Children and their parents or guardians are invited to come out and experience hands-on activities that may include a story, games, dancing and outdoor activities. A new nature theme is chosen each month. The free program is for ages 3-5. Registration is not required.

BEECHER/MONEE – “Morning Bird Hike,” 8-10 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 13 and Feb. 24, at Plum Creek Nature Center and Saturday, March 17, at Monee Reservoir. The Plum Creek hike will highlight birds that live in woodlands, while the Monee Reservoir hike will focus on birds that live near lakes and marsh habitat. Bring binoculars and your favorite bird field guide. The free Forest Preserve District of Will County program is for ages 18 and older; registration is not required.

For more information on programs and events, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.