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May 2017
Free

Wildflower Walkabout at Colored Sands Forest Preserve

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Colored Sands, 10602 Haas Rd.
Shirland, IL 61079 United States
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2017 Wildflower Walkabout Series Co-Sponsored by: Natural Land Institute/Severson Dells Nature Center 2017 Wildflower Walkabout - Explore North Central Illinois SDNC: 815/335-2915       NLI: 815/964-6666 Come experience the north central Illinois landscape. Walk where flowers carpet the forest floor and birds fill the air. Severson Dells Nature Center and the Natural Land Institute are the organizing agencies of the event, with local groups providing leaders from their organizations. All walks begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30       Colored Sands Forest Preserve…

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June 2017
Free

Frog Hike

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pecatonica River Forest Preserve, 7260 Judd Road
Pecatonica, IL 61063 United States
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School is out and the Frogs are Celebrating! Meet at Pecatonica River Forest Preserve shelter house. Severson Dells staff will present a brief introduction about the different species of frogs and toads found in northern IL.  We’ll listen to their calls and explain the importance of their populations in natural communities.  Depending on the weather, we’ll walk to the oxbow lake (easy 1 mile walk there and back), listen for any frogs or toads heard or anything else screaming, “schools…

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Free

Readings from the Rookery

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Severson Dells staff will lead this fun program to introduce kids to great nature books and then do outside activities relating to the theme of the week.  This program will target ages 5-8 year olds and will focus on the importance of getting kids outside. We will limit numbers so please call early to attend. Free! 815-335-2915. Friday, June 2 Friday, June 16 Friday, June 30 Friday, July 14 Friday, July 28

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Free

Canoe Quick Start

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Headquarters Forest Preserve, 5500 Northrock drive
Rockford, 61103
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One of the greatest joys of summer in Winnebago County is paddling our four rivers. The quick start program offered by Severson Dells staff and volunteers will help you learn to be a more skillful and confident paddler. This is for beginners and intermediate paddlers.  Anyone that paddles with FPWC staff on their trips will need to go through this at some time. For ages ten and up. Includes paddling instructions as well as paddle time on the quarry lake. …

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Bluebird Hike & Feathered Friends Presentation

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sand Bluff Bird Observatory, 10602 Haas Rd.
Shirland, 61079
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Hit the Bluebird Trail! Experienced Eastern Bluebird monitors will lead a guided hike every hour to view the solar-powered Bluebird nest boxes along the trail and share their knowledge of the birds, their life cycle and their status. As an added bonus, the Sand Bluff Observatory volunteers will give s short presentation about our feathered friends and answer your questions about our local birds’ and the research being done at SBBO to help conserve them.

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$8

Garden Fair Weekend

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Macktown Forest Preserve, 2221 Freeport Road,
Rockton, 61072
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  Saturday, June 3  9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, June 4  9:00am – 4:00pm Get ready for nearly 100 vendors selling flowers, antiques and art to descend on our beautiful 155-acre grounds. Our popular Fountain Garden will be transformed into an oval shaped food court with a variety of tasty meal and snack options, including beer and wine from Prairie Street Brewing. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the entire weekend, and there will be plenty of room to sit and relax…

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Garden Fair Weekend

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Macktown Forest Preserve, 2221 Freeport Road,
Rockton, 61072
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  Saturday, June 3  9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, June 4  9:00am – 4:00pm Get ready for nearly 100 vendors selling flowers, antiques and art to descend on our beautiful 155-acre grounds. Our popular Fountain Garden will be transformed into an oval shaped food court with a variety of tasty meal and snack options, including beer and wine from Prairie Street Brewing. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the entire weekend, and there will be plenty of room to sit and relax…

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Canoe Convoy Paddles

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Severson Dells staff as we explore the miles upon miles of wonderful paddling opportunities we have on the Kishwaukee River!  Staff instructors and volunteers will help you learn to be a more skillful and confident paddler and answer questions about the river ecology.  Equipment, guides and a shuttle are provided.  You must call weekly to register and find out the location for the evenings paddle.  Every week will feature a different stretch of river. Times will vary in length,…

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Tranquility Walk

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Discover the transformative, restorative and healing powers of nature with this series of 1.5 hour silent walking meditations. Randy Zimmerman, retired psychologist and experienced meditation practitioner and guide, will lead a group walk designed to enhance mindfulness for wellness and self- care. Each walk will explore a small section of the arboretum using only the less-traveled, unpaved trails. Each journey will be to a different area.  A “self-guide” booklet will be given to each participant so that they may repeat…

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Free

Wildflower Walkabout at Kieselburg Forest Preserve

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kieselburg Forest Preserve, 5801 Swanson Road, , IL
Roscoe, IL 61073 United States
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Co-Sponsored by: Natural Land Institute/Severson Dells Nature Center 2017 Wildflower Walkabout - Explore North Central Illinois SDNC: 815/335-2915       NLI: 815/964-6666 Come experience the north central Illinois landscape. Walk where flowers carpet the forest floor and birds fill the air. Severson Dells Nature Center and the Natural Land Institute are the organizing agencies of the event, with local groups providing leaders from their organizations. All walks begin at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7     Kieselburg Forest Preserve Eric Bednar, with the Forest…

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