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Explore Cook County's natural beauty in winter during FPCC's Winter Exploration Days

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Special to suffredin.org
by Cook County Forest Preserve District

 

Get out to your local forest preserve and explore the natural beauty of winter!

Each Winter Exploration Days special event offers activities to prepare attendees for a delightful wintertime experience. The series is designed to focus on what to explore during the wintertime in people’s local preserves as well as the means to do so. Each event will feature winter-based activities including tracking local wildlife, flora identification, bird adaptation, exploration hikes, compass-based orienteering using primitive and modern methods, lantern and backpack building using natural materials and a campfire. If snowfall permits, snowshoeing, sledding and winter-based shelter building will be offered.

There are four upcoming events as part of the series:

·Saturday, Jan 14 • 12 – 4 pm

Caldwell Woods, 6350 W Devon Ave, Chicago

·Saturday, Jan 28 • 12 – 4 pm

Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion, S Western Ave and W 87th St, Chicago

·Saturday, Feb 11 • 12 – 4 pm

Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 W Chicago Ave, River Forest

·Saturday, Feb 25 • 12 – 4 pm

Rolling Knolls, 11N260 Rohrssen Rd, Elgin



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