MCCD hosts Roving Naturalist programs in October

Posted10/9/2020 8:49 PM

Visit with one of the McHenry County Conservation District's "Roving Naturalists" at a new conservation area each week in October.

Ask questions about what is blooming, animals that are out and about, and get recommendations for a great hike.


It is designed for adults and families; kids under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration is required for these free drop-in programs but "Check Before You Go" as cancellations may occur due to weather or staff emergencies.

Check or in the online registration system.

On Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, it will be Boone Creek Conservation Area, 916 Cold Springs Road in Bull Valley, on Oct. 3; Hickory Grove Highlands Conservation Area, Shelter No. 2, 500 Hickory Nut Grove Lane in Cary on Oct. 10; Lake in the Hills Fen Conservation Area, 1500 Jefferson St. in Lake in the Hills on Oct. 24; and Pleasant Valley Conservation Area, 13315 Pleasant Valley Road in Woodstock on Oct. 31.

For more information contact Prairieview Education Center at (815) 479-5779 or

McHenry County Conservation District currently owns and protects 25,600 acres of open space which provides wildlife habitat preservation, educational opportunities and recreational amenities for the citizens of McHenry County to enjoy.