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Four Lakes Forest Preserve

10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063

June 2015

Hooked on Fun – Free Family Fishing Day

June 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Free Family Fishing Day Saturday, June 6 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Four Lakes Forest Preserve 10207 Fish Hatchery Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063 Go fishing with family and friends without buying a fishing license on this free fishing day. Forest Preserve staff will be on hand to assist with getting your line in the water. Kids Fishing Derby will award prizes for largest fish in various age categories. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a…

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June 2016

Hooked On Fun: Kids’ Fishing Event

June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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Forest Preserves of Winnebago County invites the community to a free fishing event designed especially for families and kids, on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 at Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063. Hooked On Fun is designed to open the door to fishing and outdoor recreation for children and families. No participation fee. Volunteers available to instruct and assist to help people to enter into the fun. Bring your own equipment;…

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June 2017

Hooked on Fun

June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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Four Lakes Forest Preserve Forest Preserves of Winnebago County invites the community to a free fishing event designed especially for families and kids, on Saturday, June 10th from 9:00 am to 12:00 at Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063. Hooked On Fun is designed to open the door to fishing and outdoor recreation for children and families. No participation fee. Volunteers will be available to instruct and assist to help people to enter into the fun.…

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Tai Chi Among the Trees

June 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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This introduction to Tai Chi, taught “follow the leader” style, will be a fun activity for all ages to do together. Tai Chi has been called the perfect exercise for any age and offers great benefit to those looking for a gentle way to boost strength and agility.  This outdoor session of deliberate and graceful movement will be led by certified Tai Chi instructor, Marcia Johnson. No registration needed, just drop in and go with the flow!

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July 2017

Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

July 6, 2017 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063

  Four Lakes Forest Preserves Come join us to enjoy the nearly full moon and search for nocturnal wildlife. We won't really put a spotlight on the bats but we will be able to see them 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 technology. The Echo Meter lowers the pitch of the bats' feeding calls and…

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June 2018

Species Spotlight: Bat Hike

June 28, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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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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June 2019

Hooked On Fun 2019

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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This is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to fishing in a safe and controlled environment! Four Lakes Forest Preserve provides several shallow, small lakes that are easily accessible and provide an ideal setting to teach kids about fishing. Bring your own poles (limited number of loaner poles available) We provide bait. Forest Preserve staff will be on hand to assist with getting your line in the water. Kids Fishing Derby will award prizes for largest fish in various…

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July 2019

Bat Monitoring

July 14, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Four Lakes Forest Preserve, 10207 Fish Hatchery Road
Pecatonica, 61063
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Join citizen scientists and prospective citizen scientists in the field to observe and learn how the Echo Meter is used to detect and identify the bats of the summer night. Led by naturalist Barbara Williams we will 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…

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