Walk with a Naturalist

**Bike With a Naturalist may be reinstated this spring! Check back here in late April...

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 and wear it properly. Thanks.   

MHSP program location flag by Mary Colwe

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? Our naturalists can fill you in about the crazy, fantastic, weird and amazing natural world we live in as we walk along the trails. Fall and winter walks are usually turn-around hikes (out & back) for 90 minutes. From April through early fall, we'll be on an adventure for 2 hours. Remember to dress for the weather. Let's go!

Upcoming date(s) are: 

          

    Monday, May 3, Pike Marsh, 10:00 - 12:00

    Monday, May 17 Northern Woods, 10:00 - 12:00

    Thursday, May 20, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-12:00

    Thursday, May 27, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-12:00

    Thursday, June 10, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-12:00

    Monday, June 14, Whitetail Prairie, 10:00 - 12:00

    Thursday, June 24, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-12:00          Thursday, July 8,  McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-12:00

    Monday, July 12, Oak Opening, 10:00 - 12:00

    Thursday, July 22, McHenry Dam, south end of parking lot by trail kiosk, 10:00-12:00 

      

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 properly 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. Lastly, dress for the weather, and have fun!