Walk with a Naturalist

For all programs, watch for the pink and green feather flag to meet us.

We will be following COVID 19 protocols, so don't forget your mask.    

Walk With a Naturalist:  Ever wonder what that animal call was, or which bird flew past? What's the name of that beautiful flower with the spring-loaded seed pods? And how much food can chipmunks cram in those cheeks? Naturalist Stacy Iwanicki can fill you in about the crazy, fantastic, weird and amazing natural world we live in as we walk along the trails. This fall and winter, we'll mostly do turn-around hikes (out & back) for 90 minutes. Remember to dress for the weather. Let's go!

Upcoming date(s) are: 


   Thursday, Jan. 7, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot, 10:00-11:30

   Thursday, Jan 21, Northern Woods by the playground (animal tracking!) 10:00-11:30

   Thursday, Feb. 4, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-11:30

   Thursday, Feb 18, Pine Hills parking area by trail kiosk, 10:00-11:30

   Thursday, March 4, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-11:30

   Thursday, April 1, Kettle Woods parking area, 10:00-11:30

   Thursday, April 15, Oak Opening parking area, 10:00-11:30

To register, please contact Natural Resources Coordinator Stacy Iwanicki at dnr.volobog@illinois.gov or call 815-344-1294. Walks are limited to 10 people, including the leader. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

Please come prepared by bringing and wearing a mask if you are closer than 6' to anyone else not from your household. Other items to keep you comfortable are sunscreen, a hat, water, comfy shoes, and bug spray (in warmer weather!)  Please don't pre-apply bug spray - you may not need it. and lastly, dress for the weather, and have fun!

**Bike With a Naturalist is may be reinstated in 2021. Keep your fingers crossed!

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