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home : news : north central illinois   May 3, 2016

6/12/2014 7:06:00 AM
Wilderness Wednesdays continue at Starved Rock


NT Staff




Jeff Winner will give another snake program at 3 p.m. Aug. 20 as part of Starved Rock Lodge’s Wilderness Wednesday programs. Wilderness Wednesdays are nature education programs for all ages and run through Aug. 27. Programs are at 3 p.m. and are free although some might ask for a voluntary donation. For information call (815) 220-7386. Below are this summer’s Wilderness Wednesday programs:

June 18 — Zentangles: The Art of the Doodle, with artist Ellen Baranowski. Turn doodles into art as a way to meditate, focus and create. This program is open to all ages but recommended for ages 8 to adult.

June 25, July 16 — What’s the Buzz about Bees? Dr. Ed Bell will put fears to rest and enlighten us about the value of bees in our lives. Learn 10 new facts about bees.

July 2 — Rockin’ with Geology Joe. Explore the geological history of Illinois and Illinois River valley and see rock samples. There will be a make-and-take activity. Appropriate for all ages but recommended for ages 8 to adult.

July 9 — The Inside Story on Insects. Learn about the native insects that live in Starved Rock State Park and in your own backyard. There will be a make-and-take activity. Appropriate for all ages but recommended for ages 8 to adult.

July 23, July 30, Aug. 13 — The Art and Science of Falconry. Certified falconer Rich Escutia will open your eyes to falconry with live birds of prey.

Aug. 6 — Flit, Flutter & Fly: All About Butterflies. Learn about these vital members of nature, their habitats, life cycles and how to attract butterflies to your backyard. There will be a make-and-take activity. Appropriate for all ages but recommended for ages 8 to adult.

Aug. 27 — Getting to Know Our Furry Friends. Deb Moreland of Furry Friends will explain the habits of familiar and not-so-familiar animals with live appearances by a skunk, prairie dog, rabbit, miniature horse and more.








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