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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Thorn Creek Nature Center Upcoming Programs

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Thorn Creek Nature Preserve trails are open to the public and visitors are urged to adhere to the state’s guidelines for their safety and the safety of others.

Thorn Creek Nature Center will remain closed to the public. The previously scheduled public programs are canceled, but see our webpage www.tcwoods.org for programs offered in June, July and August. Also see website for Forest Preserve District of Will County www.reconnectwithnature.org.

Members of the public must continue to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet as recommended by health authorities. We encourage the use of face masks when social distancing isn’t possible. Wear a face covering when inside the nature center or when outside and unable to maintain 6-foot social distancing.


Programs 

 
July Nature Hike
Saturday, July 11, 2020; rain date Saturday, July 25, 2020
1-2 pm
Free!
Ages 18 and older. 9 people maximum
Registration by Monday, July 6, 2020:  Call 708-747-6320

We will check on summer happenings at the preserve’s prairie, meadows and woodlands. Join us to observe sunflowers and pollinators at the prairie. We can hear singing critters and observe other fascinating insects in the meadow and then back to the woods to watch for birds and more. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, face mask, binoculars, water bottle and be prepared to follow the social distancing of 6 feet. Participants should be able to walk 2 miles outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven wet/muddy terrain.  


Sounds Of Insects Hike                                             
Sunday, August 2, 2020; rain date Saturday, August 9, 2020.
6:30-8:30 pm
Free!
Ages 18 and older.  9 registrants maximum
Registration required by Monday, July 27, 2020:  Call 708-747-6320             

Join us as we venture out on the trail at dusk listening for musical and mechanical insect sounds. Many insects become more active as the sun goes down. We’ll listen and learn the distinct sounds of common local species and why they make these sounds. 

Meet in front of nature center. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, face mask, binoculars, water bottle and be prepared to follow the social distancing of 6 feet. Participants should be able to walk 2 miles outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven wet/muddy terrain. 

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