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Nature & Hikes

  1. I Wonder About....Bugs

    June 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages Nature is full of wonderful and amazing things. Join us for a summer-long series investigating some of these wonders that will (hopefully) foster your kiddo’s (and your) sense of curiosity and observation for years to come. This session will focus on the amazing diversity of bugs. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  2. Nature Playdate: Grand Kankakee Marsh

    June 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Grand Kankakee Marsh

    Ages 2-6 with caregiver Discover the natural wonders of the Lake County Parks during a monthly play date. We will meet at a different park each month to see what nature has in store to explore. At Grand Kankakee Marsh this month, we will explore the ponds and look for frogs, dragonflies and other summer insects.

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  3. Pond Exploration Day: Grand Kankakee Marsh

    June 18, 2021, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Grand Kankakee Marsh

    Ages 3 and up Ever wonder what lives underwater in a pond besides fish? Join us as we collect and look at some of the smaller and spectacular species of the watery world. Wear shoes/clothes you do not mind getting dirty/wet. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  4. Weekly Dragonfly Hunt

    June 22, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Adults Gibson Woods is home to 20+ documented species of dragonflies. Explore the trails in search of these amazing winged hunters. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  5. Winged Wonders Walk

    June 23, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  6. Birds and Butterflies and Bees, Oh My!

    June 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages Celebrate National Pollinators Week with us as we discover the importance of birds, bees and their other pollinator friends, and make a take-home bee hotel. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  7. Campfire, Fireflies and a Full Moon

    June 24, 2021, 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM @ Deep River County Park

    Ages 3 and up $5 per person Join us for a fun evening making summer memories with a campfire and snacks, searching for fireflies and watching the full moon rise. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-947-1958.

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  8. Nature's Bouquet Hike

    June 25, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages More than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a park naturalist for a walk through the preserve to learn more about our native flora. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent are recommended. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  9. Nature's Circle

    June 25, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Ages 2-6 with caregiver Let’s learn to enjoy nature together at an outdoor circle time, as we celebrate the summer reading theme of “Tails and Tales,” and celebrate National Pollinator Week too. Read a story, sing silly songs, and have lots of fun, helping little ones comfortably engage in a natural setting. A short walk will end our time together. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  10. Hummingbirds: Talk and Walk

    June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages Hummingbirds are a summer jewel. Carol Harsh from Wild Birds Unlimited will be here to explain their lives and how to have them become backyard visitors. Afterwards, Carol and a park naturalist will lead a hike looking for these gems in their native habitats. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  11. Gibson Woods Nature Journal Club meeting

    June 27, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    For ages 10 and up Improve your memory, find serenity and peace and have a new skill in your life toolbox- no experience necessary. Outdoors (weather dependent-indoor rain area available) Bring a notebook/paper, pen, pencil, lawn chair, and come out and nature journal. (art supplies, etc. optional)

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  12. Weekly Dragonfly Hunt

    June 29, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    Adults Gibson Woods is home to 20+ documented species of dragonflies. Explore the trails in search of these amazing winged hunters. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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  13. Winged Wonders Walk

    June 30, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Gibson Woods Nature Preserve

    All ages The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; please call 219-844-3188.

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