Monday, July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

PRAIRIE SAMPLER WORK DAY

 
 

Sunday, July 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

TREES BIG AND SMALL–THE LORAX

Identify trees by leaves and bark.

Help the Lorax find and protect the different species of trees in Thorn Creek Woods! Musical clues and a reading of the favorite Dr. Seuss tale will help you to Identify trees by leaves and bark. Find seedlings and young saplings, count the rings to find the oldest trees, measure the width of the trunks. Is the thickest trunk necessarily the oldest? Discover the inner workings of forest ecology. Free. Ages 12 years and younger. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by Friday, July 24.

 

 
 

Friday, July 31 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

SOUNDS OF INSECTS NIGHT HIKE

Listen and learn

Join us as we venture out on the trail listening for musical and mechanical insect sounds on the night of the blue moon. Many insects become more active as the sun goes down. We’ll listen and learn the distinct sounds of common local species and why they make these sounds. All ages. Free! Registration required by Wednesday, July 29.

 

 


August 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NATURE CAMP FOR SENIORS: THE LORAX

Discover the inner workings of forest ecology

A reading of the favorite Dr. Seuss tale will help you to identify trees by leaves and bark, find seedlings and young saplings, count the rings to find the oldest trees, measure the width of the trunks. Discover the inner workings of forest ecology. Lunch will be provided. Monday, Age 50 years and up; $5 per person. Registration required by Saturday, August 7.

 


Monday, August 17 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

PRAIRIE SAMPLER WORK DAY

Make a difference in a natural environment

 

Available now and throughout the year

NATURE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

For Children and Adults

The Nature Center at Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve offers educational programs throughout the year for schools, home school groups, day cares, preschools, youth groups, and also families and adult groups. Minimum group size for a program is 10; maximum is 20. Larger groups may be accommodated based on staff availability. Click to view or download our Nature Education Programs for Children and Adults brochure.

 

 

Published by the FRIENDS of Thorn Creek Woods!

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Spring 2015

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

Park Forest Historical Society

fr6-smallOn Sunday, April 12, 2015, the Park Forest Historical Society inducted into the Park Forest Hall of Fame, FRIENDS of Thorn Creek Woods, Jon Mendelson and Judy Dolan Mendelson. FRIENDS was nominated by the Board of the Park Forest Historical Society and Jon and Judy by Penny Chamberlain. (click image for larger captioned view)  To read all about it, see THORN CREEK NEWS; Spring 2015, pg. 15

Let us know!

WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN?

Share your observations of birds—or critters or plants

Let us know what birds (and other critters and plants) that you observe in the woods this year. Tell us what you observed and where in the preserve. How? Leave a note or the blue Trail Watcher sheet in the Drop Box at the front door to nature center. Email us at thorn_creek@att.net. You can also stop in the nature center Friday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

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