Join naturalists, volunteers, families and groups at Thorn Creek Nature Center for Spring Clean Up Day, Sunday, March 13 from noon to 4 p.m. Photograph by Mark Petnuch
Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 7, 2016. Shake the winter blahs and come help in the annual Spring Clean Up Day, Sunday, March 13, noon to 4 p.m. There will be indoor and outdoor work to be done in preparation for the spring season. Bring a lunch and gloves and dress for the weather. Refreshments provided. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required for a group of 6 people or more.
Spring is on its way – why not come out and hike through Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve and stop in and visit the nature center?
Nestled at the beginning of a three and half mile trail system that meanders through Thorn Creek Nature Preserve, the nature center resides in a small white wooden church building built in the1860’s and houses several displays for both adults and children. Top your day off by exploring Thorn Creek Nature Center which offers a bird viewing window, children’s science corner, displays for children and adults, and our Eugene Schwartz Memorial Library packed with books on local history and nature! Stop in and learn about mammals, Illinois fossils, insects, birds and much more! Visit our tracks exhibit to help you figure out the owner of the footprints in the mud.
At nearly 1000 acres, Thorn Creek Nature Preserve is home to majestic oaks, hickory trees, white-tailed deer, owls, woodpeckers and much more. Trails are quite muddy this time of year and the woods are still cool, so be sure to dress for the weather and wear boots.
For more information or to register, please contact Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest at 708-747-6320 or [email protected]. The nature center is open Friday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. and trails are open daily, dawn to dusk.