Migration Celebration

25055 W. Walnut Lane Channahon, Il 60410
(815) 722-9470
Dates: Now
Times: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, 25055 W. Walnut Lane, Channahon, Il 60410

During May, songbirds migrating from South America pass through our area on their way to breeding grounds in the forests of Canada. These tiny travelers use forest preserves as stopover spots to rest and refuel. Join us to learn the secrets of these birds’ extraordinary journeys during guided hikes, family activities and presentations.

Schedule of events

9-9:45 a.m.: Keynote speaker Joel Greenberg will present “On Contested Ground: The Changing Nature of the Prairie Forest Ecotone.” Explore the plants, birds and other wildlife of the area and how their statuses have changed since Europeans first arrived in 1673. Greenberg will also be selling and signing copies of his book. 9-9:45 a.m.: Guided family bird hikes 10-10:30 a.m.: Hoo’s Woods live raptor presentation 10:30-11 a.m.: Mini guided bird hike 10:30-11:45 a.m.: Extended guided bird hike 11-11:30 a.m.: Hoo’s Woods live raptor presentation Noon - 12:30 p.m.: Hoo’s Woods live raptor presentation 12:30-1 p.m.: Mini guided bird hike

Ongoing activities will include self-guided tours of the birding trail and the new All-Abilities Trail; crafts and family activities; a wildlife photography exhibit featuring local artists Eileen Capodice, Mike Nagrocki and Matthew Zook; information booths for the Will County Audubon Society and The Nature Foundation of Will County; bird seed for sale from The Feed Loft; birdhouses and sculptures for sale from PK’s Wood Things; and food truck fare for sale from Lil’ Deb’s Mobile Eats.

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