Join final outdoor 'Senior Stroll' of the season Nov. 7 at Raceway Woods

 
Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Posted11/4/2019 12:04 PM

Seniors are invited on leisurely, guided strolls through natural areas in the Kane County forest preserves.

Each month, Forest Preserve District of Kane County naturalists lead a stroll, as part of the "Senior Stroll" program series. Along the way, attendees will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. Senior Stroll programs last about an hour, with social time and refreshments following the walk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The monthly senior program moves indoors during the winter months, typically with a nature presentation. No registration is required for these free programs.

The fall "Senior Stroll" series wraps up on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. This stroll will be held at Raceway Woods Forest Preserve, 17N702 Western Ave. (Route 31) in Carpentersville.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, enjoy a Holiday Potluck from 10 a.m. to noon at the Barbara Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve, 6N921 Route 25, St. Charles. Bring your favorite holiday dish to share. Enjoy food and fellowship by the fireplace during this special year-end "Senior Stroll." Be sure to bring your own place setting, so you can end the year on a "green" note!

On Thursday, Jan. 2, join naturalist Barb McKittrick for a travelogue about her exploration of two very different California State Parks in "California Dreaming: From Ocean to Desert." It will be 10 a.m. to noon at Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls, 40W095 Freeman Road in Gilberts. At more than 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is California's largest state park. It's a wild and remote place covered with badlands, palm oases, slot canyons, and cactus-studded hills. Home to the rare Torrey pine tree, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is one of the wildest stretches of land on the Southern California coast, and boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Barb will share the ecology and beauty of these two very different parks.

What moves slowly, can survive 70-plus years, and often lives dangerously? Learn from Forest Preserve Wildlife biologist Bill Graser about the ecology and conservation of the Blanding's turtle in Kane County. On Thursday, Feb. 6, "Blanding's Turtle Ecology and Conservation in Kane County" will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at the Barbara Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve, 6N921 Route 25, St. Charles. Discuss the turtle's habitat requirements, life history, population status, and effort underway to secure the species' future in Kane County.

For more information, call the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at (630) 444-3190 or visit www.kaneforest.com. Follow www.facebook.com/forestpreserve/, www.instagram.com/forestpreserve/ or twitter.com/forestpreserve

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