March Into Spring at Thorn Creek Nature Center

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Registration Required by Friday, March 27

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—March 15, 2015. Shed off winter and enjoy a march into the woods to look for signs of springtime on the “March into Spring Hike” Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve.

We’ll search for vernal indicators like early wildflowers re-sprouting, tree buds unfurling, returning migrant birds or animals emerging from hibernation, choruses of frogs and tender green shoots peeking through last year’s dead leaves.

This program will be off trail for a portion of the hike. The trail may be muddy or icy; sturdy boots are recommended. Registration is required by Friday, March 27, and the program is free for all ages.

Participants should be able to walk 2 miles outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven and possibly wet/muddy terrain. For more information or to register, please contact Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road, Park Forest at 708-747-6320 or [email protected].