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Wild Animal Tracks at Thorn Creek Nature Center

Park Forest police, PFPD, squad car, Thorn Creek Nature Center, winter
The Park Forest Police Department called this photograph, “Patrolling in a winter wonderland,” posted to the department’s Facebook page November 18, 2018. (Photo: Park Forest Police Officer Mitch Greer)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Have you ever wondered how animals spend the winter? Join us Saturday, December 14 from 1-3 p.m. at Thorn Creek Nature Center to explore how different animals survive through the different seasons. Tracks can be clues to wild animals’ identities and behaviors. We’ll put ourselves in the paws of Thorn Creek’ woodland creatures and follow the trails in search of tracks and other spoor. Bring home your own track replica.

This program is sponsored by Thorn Creek Audubon Society in a partnership with Thorn Creek Nature Center to provide quality environmental education in our area.

The program is free and open to children ages 4-10. Children younger than age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by Thursday, December 12. Participants should be prepared to walk a mile outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven terrain.

For more information or to register for this program, please call Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest at 708-747-6320 or email [email protected]. Visit our website at

Source: Thorn Creek Nature Center