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Tue 26

Tranquility Walk

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat 30

Science Saturday: Insect Insanity!

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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September 2017
Free

Sand Bluff Bird Observatory- Celebrating 50 years of Banding Research

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sand Bluff Bird Observatory has been successfully banding birds for 50 years. Come and learn about the bird banding process, where their banded birds have been recovered and what has been learned as a result from SBBO President, Megan Pease.

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Tranquility Walk

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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

Science Saturday: Insect Insanity!

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Are you ready to have a buggy good time?! Join us for a day all about the world’s most numerous animal. Learn about what makes an insect and insect, their importance in nature and all the fun that these creepy crawlies bring!! FREE, family friendly.

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October 2017
Free

Seed Collection and Dispersal

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Seeds and fruits of native plants come in a wide assortment of sizes and shapes, and they are dispersed in a variety of ways. Discover the beauty and functionality of these little treasures that hold the future of our natural areas. After a brief classroom orientation, we will take to the field for a seed-collection exercise and will wrap up the morning with a visit to the seed-processing facility for a demonstration. Dress appropriately for the weather and expect to…

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Night Hike at Severson Dells

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reawaken your senses by exploring our trails after sunset on a guided night hike. Learn about some of the creatures that are most active after dark and witness the beauty of the night sky. You may bring a small flashlight, but we encourage you to maneuver the trail by the light of the stars and your own sensory awareness.

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Tranquility Walk

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 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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Nurture Nature at a R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday*

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve, 4550 North Pecatonica Road
Pecatonica, IL 61063 United States
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  Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve (4550 N. Pecatonica Road, Pecatonica) This preserve along the Pecatonica River is made up of 1,048 acres of flood-plain forest, oxbow pond marshes and upland forest, boasting outstanding spring flora and birdlife.  Today volunteers will collect native prairie seed.  Afterwards, we'll be treated to a Guided Waterfowl Hike! RSVP HERE! Proper off-trail outdoor workday attire recommended - long pants, long sleeves & sturdy, waterproof shoes or boots (no sandals/flip flops, please) Parent/Guardian signature required on waiver…

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