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Fri 27

Arbor Dash 5K

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 28

The Gathering at Macktown

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 29

The Gathering at Macktown

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 11

Annual Plant Sale at Klehm Arboretum

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - May 12 @ 4:00 pm
Sat 12

Birdfest 2018

May 12 - May 13
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May 2018

Science Saturday: The Dirt on Dirt

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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It’s all happening beneath our feet!  Most of the time we take the ground we walk on for granted, but when you leave this month’s Science Saturday, you will have a much greater appreciation for the importance of soil and what you can do to keep it alive. Come explore and get dirty with us as we dig deeper into the science of dirt! This is a drop in program, come when you can; stay as long as you like!

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Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Join naturalist Barbara Williams under the full moon to search for nocturnal wildlife. We should be able to see bats fly over just before it gets dark. As dusk turns to night we’ll lose sight of the bats but we’ll still be able to hear their voices with the Echo Meter, a device that lowers the pitch of the bats’ feeding calls so that human ears can hear them. It is a fun way to find out what species of…

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Wildflower Walkabout at Colored Sands Forest Preserve

May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Colored Sands, 10602 Haas Rd.
Shirland, IL 61079 United States
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  2018 Wildflower Walkabout Series 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. Colored Sands Forest Preserve Join Sand Bluff Bird Observatory's naturalists Lee and Lynda Johnson for a wildflower walkabout tour of the beautiful sand country at Colored…

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June 2018

Walk For Wellbeing

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Headquarters Forest Preserve, 5500 Northrock drive
Rockford, 61103
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This thirty-minute gentle fitness walk led by certified Wellness Coach, Karla Johnson, is the perfect opportunity to venture into outdoor walking.  We will begin and end with stretching, which helps keep us flexible so that we can remain active and independent.  Light exercises and reconnecting with our senses will be incorporated into the walk. You are never too old to start a walking program. Join in the fun and meet others who enjoy walking in nature. Please bring a water…

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Family Camping

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - June 3 @ 12:00 pm
Pecatonica River Forest Preserve, 7260 Judd Road
Pecatonica, IL 61063 United States
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It’s very quiet at Pecatonica River campground.  You may hear only the wind in the tall pines and the croaking of frogs in the river and ox-bow ponds. There are 15 sites (no electricity), dump station, playground, & horseshoe pits. Your GOGH passport entitles you to one night of free camping on June 2nd at Pecatonica River Forest Preserve. No reservations. See the Camping page at winnebagoforest.org for camping rules and information.

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Woodland Wonders Walk

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pecatonica River Forest Preserve, 7260 Judd Road
Pecatonica, IL 61063 United States
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Explore the wonders of the late spring woods with experienced nature guide, Dave Kostka. This easy walk will be fun for all ages and will include searching for late spring wildflowers, taking a peek at an oxbow pond, and learning a little about trees and wildlife that they support. Be prepared for a good walk and lots of spontaneous discovery! Meet at the Highview Shelter located just inside the entrance at 7260 Judd Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063. Space is limited,…

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Sunset Tranquility Walk

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sugar River Forest Preserve, Forest Preserve Road
Durand, IL 61024 United States
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End the day on a mellow note, and reset your mind, body and spirit by letting nature help you tap into the deep peace that already exists within you. This one-and-a-half hour silent, combined walking/sitting meditative experience will proceed along one of the most beautiful bluffs overlooking the Sugar River. Come and absorb the untroubled quiet of nature, and make it a part of you. Each participant receives a free Tranquility Walks Self Guide booklet, so s/he can experience the…

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Canoe Convoy

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 5:30pm

Free

Join Severson Dells staff as we explore 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.  Each week will feature a different stretch of river. Times will vary in length, but…

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Wildflower Walkabout at Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve

June 5 @ 6:00 pm
Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve, 7901 Kishwaukee Road
Stillman Valley, IL 60184
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  2018 Wildflower Walkabout Series 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. Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve We have the opportunity to explore the woodland wildflowers and limestone cliffs at the new Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve with Severson Dells…

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Drum Circle

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Connect to the rhythms of nature that surround us, in close community with other drummers, bringing enhanced wellness to your life experience. Community hand drumming has been found to yield significant health benefits, such as boosting the immune system, lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety, even promoting physical and emotional healing. By synchronizing the various areas of the brain, drumming can actually improve one’s intellectual capacity. Weather-permitting, we’ll drum outdoors. If you can, please bring a hand drum or other rhythm…

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