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Upcoming Forest Preserve events

2/14/2018, 9:42 a.m.
Find out what's happening with programs at the Forest Preserve of Will County.
The Forest Preserve District of Will County has created a new weekly email blast to keep forest fans up to date on all of the District’s programming and events. Sign up for this free online feature at bit.ly/weekly5email. Submitted photo

Feb. 16 registration deadline nears for Forest Preserve beekeeping course

Friday, Feb. 16, is the deadline to sign up for the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s six-week “Bee a Beekeeper!: Introduction to Successful Beekeeping” course at Plum Creek Nature Center. The course will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 27. Participants will learn all they need to know about becoming successful beekeepers. Mike Rusnak, a member of the Will County Beekeepers Association, will use his 12 years of experience to lead program attendees through beekeeping basics. The workshop fee includes the book “The Backyard Beekeeper” by Kim Flottum. The course is for ages 18 and older and it costs $60 per person. Register at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 708-946-2216.

Forest Preserve program offered on ‘bullet’ journaling in nature

Bullet journaling is all the rage. To learn more about this new method of recording your interactions with the world around you, sign up for the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Nature Journaling” program scheduled for 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. The program will help you gain a deeper understanding of phenology, the study of nature with the changes of the seasons. Bring your own journal or notebook and your favorite writing utensil. Participants will hike approximately 1 mile on natural surface trails, so dress for the weather. The free program is for ages 18 and older. Register by Thursday, March 8, at ReconnectWithNature.org or by calling 815-722-9470.

For information on additional Forest Preserve programs and events, visit ReconnectWithNature.org.