May
31
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
2
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk - Birding for Jack

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

This Bird Walk is a special event - dedicated to remembering and celebrating the life of Jack McCall. 

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Jun
7
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
9
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Team leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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Jun
14
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
16
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Jun
21
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
23
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Reptiles + Amphibians

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about native reptiles and amphibians. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Jun
28
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jun
30
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Team leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Prairie Time

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about the functions and benefits of Illinois prairies. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Team leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Bugs + Insects

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about bugs and insects. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Team leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - A Woodland Wilderness

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about the benefits and functions of another native illinois habitat: the woods. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Run Wild! 5K

Stay tuned for more information about our highly anticipated annual 5K Fundraiser! We will be announcing exciting changes to the 2018 year that you don't want to miss. If you are interested in talking to someone about sponsorship or volunteering - email info@watershednc.org. 

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Restoration Day

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Team leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Nocturnal Nights

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about the creatures of the night. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Wonderful Wetlands

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about the importance and functions of wetlands. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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May
26
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
24
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
19
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
17
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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May
12
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Team leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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May
12
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
10
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
5
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk - Spring Bird Count

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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May
3
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Spring Showers

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about seasonal changes and what to expect in spring. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Apr
28
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
26
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

FrogWatch - Training

FrogWatch starts with a presentation to train volunteers on the identification of toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We then go out to the field to collect and record data for our citizen science collaboration. This is a great chance for frog walk participants to take their skills to the next level and make a difference in the lives of local amphibians. 

Registration Required: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-frogwatch 

"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Apr
21
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Frog Walk

Wade into the Wetlands with a Frog expert at the Watershed Nature Center! Frog Walks start with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We learn to identify frogs and toads based on sight and sound - then we apply our skills in the marsh!

Registration Required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Apr
19
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Restoration Day

Do you love working outside? Are you interested in native ecology? We would love to meet you! Every second Saturday of the month, weather permitting, our Restoration Team leads volunteers through an exciting, hands-on adventure - restoring native ecology. Our focus changes monthly, to accommodate the diverse needs of managing three unique habitats within a city park. Dress prepared to move mulch, shovel, pull invasive species, and get dirty! 

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Apr
14
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Frog Walk

Wade into the Wetlands with a Frog expert at the Watershed Nature Center! Frog Walks start with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We learn to identify frogs and toads based on sight and sound - then we apply our skills in the marsh!

Registration Required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Apr
12
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

FrogWatch - Training

FrogWatch starts with a presentation to train volunteers on the identification of toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We then go out to the field to collect and record data for our citizen science collaboration. This is a great chance for frog walk participants to take their skills to the next level and make a difference in the lives of local amphibians. 

Registration Required: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4BAEAA28A4FF2-frogwatch 

"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Apr
7
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Frog Walk

Wade into the Wetlands with a Frog expert at the Watershed Nature Center! Frog Walks start with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We learn to identify frogs and toads based on sight and sound - then we apply our skills in the marsh!

Registration Required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Apr
5
7:00 AM07:00

Bird Walk

Join local bird experts as we walk the Watershed Trails exploring bird diversity, spring migration patterns, the tremendous natural habitats in our exceptional city park, and more wonders of the bird world. Bird Walks are free and open to the public - supporting the development of positive relationships to the environment and fostering the citizen science initiatives at Watershed. 

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Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

Frog Walk

Wade into the Wetlands with a Frog expert at the Watershed Nature Center! Frog Walks start with a brief presentation to familiarize participants with the toads and frogs commonly found in Illinois. We learn to identify frogs and toads based on sight and sound - then we apply our skills in the marsh!

Registration Required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4baeaa28a4ff2-frog

"Frogs and toads also play an important role, serving as both prey and predator, in wetland ecosystems and are considered indicators of environmental health. Many previously abundant frog and toad populations have experienced dramatic population declines both in the United States and around the world and it's essential that scientists understand the scope, geographic scale, and cause of these declines." -FrogWatch USA

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Discovery Day - Migration Matters

Find the magic of discovery at the Watershed Nature Center with Discovery Day. Come enjoy special activities designed for young explorers, ages 5-12, as we learn about migrating animals. Discovery Day is free and open to the public. Groups of 5-10 participants are welcome if registered in advance. 

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Wilderness Walk

Explore the Wilds at the Watershed on a Wilderness Walk - a guided tour led by Master Naturalist, retired teacher, and expert volunteer - Judy. Take in the vistas of our native wetland, prairie, and forest habitats and learn what's new in the Watershed Wilderness. No registration is required - all ages welcome.

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