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July 2018

Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve, 16999 Comly Road
Seward,
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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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Science Saturday: Winged Wonders

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Bats, beetles, dragonflies, oh my!! Join us for a day all about animals and insects that fly. What are the benefits and challenges to flying? Explore the science behind flight during this open house style event. Come when you can, stay as long as you like!

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Canoe Convoy

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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August 2018

Fiber Arts Demonstration

August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Macktown Forest Preserve, 2221 Freeport Road,
Rockton, 61072
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Learn about and try your hand at fiber arts as they were created in the 1800's. This historic demonstration will feature the methods and materials used in spinning, weaving, rag rug making, cordage and more! Visitors can also enjoy touring the historic buildings of Macktown, the oldest settlement in Winnebago County. Macktown Living History Education Center celebrates the unique heritage of Winnebago County's voyageurs, pioneers and indigenous peoples.

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R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday – Sugar River Forest Preserve

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sugar River Forest Preserve, 10127 Forest Preserve Road
Durand,
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  R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.) We offer hands-on habitat restoration training - invasive plant removal and native seed collection - plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and October from 9 a.m. until Noon. No experience necessary - we teach you! Participant names are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize! Today we invite SCOUTS to work with us as we collect native prairie seeds. We'll meet at the River View…

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Bat Hike at Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve, 6303 Mulford Road
Cherry Valley, 61016 United States
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Free

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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September 2018

Archaeology Demonstration at Historic Site

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Macktown Forest Preserve, 2221 Freeport Road,
Rockton, 61072
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In observation of Archaeology Awareness Month, Macktown Living History Education Center is inviting the public to observe an archaeological dig at the historic site in Macktown Forest Preserve. You may even get to try your hand at screening for artifacts! Professional archaeologist, Jay Martinez, of Midwest Archaeological Research Services, will explain the historic and pre-historic significance of the dig site and the methods used to excavate it. The Macktown historic site has produced artifacts as old as 8,000 years! Macktown Living History…

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Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt 2018

September 14 @ 3:30 pm - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
$50 – $65

Grab a group of friends, family or co-workers and test your Severson Dells and Forest Preserve knowledge! If you’re up for the challenge, you’ll be hiking, talking to forest preserve staff, looking for clues and working as a team to answer 75 questions related to Severson Dells and the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. The team with the most points wins a fabulous grand prize! The Forest Quest Scavenger Hunt will take place over a 25-hour period with teams receiving…

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R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday – Cedar Cliff

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve, 7901 Kishwaukee Road
Stillman Valley, IL 60184
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  R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.) We offer hands-on habitat restoration training - invasive plant removal and native seed collection - plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and October from 9 a.m. until Noon. No experience necessary - we teach you! Participant names are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize! Today we will remove invasive brush and plant greenhouse plugs.  After our work is done, we'll participate in cliff exploration!…

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October 2018

R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday – Ferguson

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ferguson Forest Preserve, 8602 West Winslow Road
Shirland, IL 61079 United States
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This event is canceled due to severe flooding in the area R.E.A.P. (Restoration. Education. Appreciation. Preservation.) We offer hands-on habitat restoration training - invasive plant removal and native seed collection - plus enriching conservation education on the 3rd Saturday of every month between April and October from 9 a.m. until Noon. No experience necessary - we teach you! Participant names are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize! Today we will collect native seeds. After our work is…

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