Hidden Ponds in Thorn Creek Woods

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 27, 2014. Spend some time in Thorn Creek Woods and you will notice little patches of color making its way into the brown and gray woodland.    Spring beauties are poking their little white and pink heads out, the greens of the wild leeks and onions are becoming more and more visible in the floodplains and the leaf buds are looking forward to opening as warm weather becomes a reality.   The woodland has also become louder as the days get longer.    Chorus frogs will be singing their little hearts out, birds are voicing their opinions during territorial disputes and the sounds of hikers echo through the trees.    

Travel off-trail with a naturalist and discover the Hidden Ponds of Thorn Creek Woods on our Hike, Sunday, April 13, from 1 to 4 p.m.  Experience wetlands and wet depressions, and learn how they are an integral part of the Thorn Creek ecosystem. The hike is free and for those aged 10 years and up.  Registration is required by Friday, April 11.

Bring the family out and enjoy 3 ½ miles of trails through Thorn Creek Nature Preserve and then top your day off by exploring Thorn Creek Nature Center.   The nature center offers a bird viewing window, children’s science corner, exhibits for children and adults, and our Eugene Schwartz Memorial Library packed with books on local history and nature.   Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk and the nature center is open Friday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, at 708-747-6320 or [email protected].  Visit our new website at www.tcwoods.org.

Source: Thorn Creek Nature Center