Insects Program At Thorn Creek Nature Center Sunday

Thorn Creek Nature Center
Thorn Creek Nature Center. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- There’s an insects program coming to the Thorn Creek Nature Center. Children ages 12 and under can explore the differences between insects, spiders, and other kinds of arthropods at Insects Abound For Kids on Sunday, August 13 from 1-3 p.m.

Join us to observe the wide variety of these fascinating creatures. On a hike we’ll search for insect habitats and gently capture a few arthropods to study and then release. Participants will enjoy a 1.5 mile hike on natural surface trails across uneven terrain.

Children younger than 6 years must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free and registration is required by Friday, August 11. This program for children is sponsored by Thorn Creek Audubon Society.

As the sun goes down many animals are just becoming active, and even though it is hard to see them with the fading light, you know they are there because of their calls. Join a naturalist at Thorn Creek Woods on Thursday, August 17, 7:30 -9:30 explore the Sounds of Insects Night Hike.

You can hear a very special group of insects that have the gift of song like no other. Sunset is the best time to explore and listen to these gifted songsters as we bid adieu to the day shift and welcome in the night shift! We’ll listen and learn the distinct sounds of common local species and why they make these sounds.

Please note that this program will take place outdoors, hiking preserve trails over uneven terrain. This program is free and for all ages.

Register for the program by August 15.

Thorn Creek Nature Center is open Friday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. and three and a half miles of trails are open daily, dawn to dusk. Stop out and visit us at 247 Monee Road, Park Forest, 708-747-6320, [email protected],