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Mon 25

Conservation Crew Restoration Day

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 25

Canoe Convoy

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 26

Outdoor Yoga

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 28

Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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July 2018

Yoga Among the Trees

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Can you do tree pose? You will be super inspired during this relaxing yoga class taught in the beautiful outdoor setting at Klehm Arboretum. Claudette Pirrello, certified yoga instructor, will teach this restorative yoga class suitable for all levels. Inhale the birdsong, listen to the sunlight, and allow nature soothe your mind and energize your body. Bring your own mat. Meet at the fountain garden. Register on the calendar of events at winnebagoforest.org or call 815/877-6100. Click here to register.

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Explore Klehm

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

The gardens are blooming at Klehm Arboretum!  This is a great chance to enjoy free admission to this special spot. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful, manicured gardens and take a ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle for $1.  Rides will run between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Klehm’s paved trail is an ideal place to push a stroller and provides a flat smooth surface for easy walking for all ages. Don’t miss the new Children’s Garden’s…

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Canoe Convoy

July 16 @ 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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Outdoor Yoga

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Enjoy an evening of traditional yoga, both relaxing and invigorating, punctuated with periods of relaxation and brief, guided meditation. Weather permitting, the session will be held outdoors under an open sky. Bring a yoga mat (suitable for outdoor use) and drinking water. Come for evening yoga and stay for the night hike that follows! Capacity is limited. Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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Night Hike

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Take this opportunity to explore Severson Dells at night!! Most of the year our trails are closed after dark, so this is your chance to (hopefully) encounter the nocturnal animals that call this place home. Hopefully, we will hear our resident Barred Owls and if we are lucky, we might even encounter some bats! Space is limited, so please register at 815-335-2915 or seversondells.com/community-programming.

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R.E.A.P. Volunteer Workday – Colored Sands

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Colored Sands, 10602 Haas Rd.
Shirland, IL 61079 United States
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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 collect native prairie seeds. Afterwards, we'll canoe the Sugar River!* Proper off-trail outdoor workday attire recommended -…

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Family Golf

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is your chance to take your spouse and/or youngsters out for a round of 9 or 18 holes on us. Get together a twosome or foursome and enjoy the natural beauty of this popular golf course. The course was designed by Charles Maddox to present a variety of golf alternatives so that golfers may select the tees most appropriate for their ability. Bring your Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport to the cashier and he will stamp it (so you…

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Readings from the Rookery

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road
Rockford, IL 61102 United States
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Free

Severson Dells staff will lead this fun program that introduces children to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week.  This program targets 5-8 year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Space is limited so register early to attend. Free! Register in advance at www.seversondells.com/community-programming or 815-335-2915.

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Family Camping

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - July 28 @ 12:00 pm
Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve, 16999 Comly Road
Seward,
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Purchased in 1930, Seward Bluffs is one of the most serene and pleasant areas in the County. The preserve is bisected by Grove Creek, which has high limestone bluffs on its north and south sides. The campsites are scattered among a majestic stand of bur oaks. The campground host will be on duty. When you arrive, set up your campsite and show the host your Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport and have this page stamped for one night of free…

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Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

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