Lost Valley Nature Detectives offers outdoor family exploration

Submitted by McHenry County Conservation District
Posted10/7/2019 2:19 PM

Start your "Lost Valley Nature Detective" adventure at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road, Ringwood.

Indoor displays and activities will get you ready for an outdoor exploration and each month features a new topic.


Check out the free exploration backpack to borrow binoculars and field guides and grab a scavenger hunt to help you search the wild spaces of Glacial Park.

The topic for October is Fall Color. Learn more about trees and why their leaves change color in the fall with a story, tree part dance, and magic trick you can show to your friends. Afterward, go on a hike to see the colors and then return for a fall color craft.

November's theme will be Wild Turkeys.

Weekday or weekend, morning or afternoon, stop by the Lost Valley Visitor Center, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visitors who wish to borrow items to take out for a hike must leave a driver's license and return items 30 minutes before closing.

For more information, call Prairieview Education Center at (815) 479-5779.

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