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Wonders of Wildflowers

Dates: Now - May. 11, 2019
Times: 1:00PM-3:00PM
Category: Nature
Location: Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, 13800 W. Bruce Rd., Homer Glen, Il 60491
Phone: (708) 946-2216
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Take time to stop and smell the wildflowers. For only a brief time, spring wildflowers fill the forest floor with a variety of color. Hike and explore with a naturalist through beautiful Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, which is famous for its flower diversity and abundance in the springtime. Get all of your senses ready to learn how to ID the many wildflowers and what makes them special. Hiking may be as far as 1 mile and will be on natural surface trails over uneven terrain. Ages 8 or older. Registration required by Thursday, May 9: 708.946.2216.

What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Joliet Slammers Baseball
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Grundy County Corn Festival

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