Senior Stroll to go 'California Dreaming' Jan. 2

Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Posted12/27/2019 8:05 PM

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County continues its Senior Stroll program during the winter months. The program moves indoors and features a nature topic. No registration is required for these free programs.

On Thursday, Jan. 2, it will feature "California Dreaming: From Ocean to Desert" from 10 a.m. to noon indoors at Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls, 40W095 Freeman Road in Gilberts. Naturalist Barb McKittrick will present a travelogue about her exploration of two very different California State Parks. 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. She will share the ecology and beauty of these two very different parks.


On Thursday, Feb. 6, it will feature "Blanding's Turtle Ecology and Conservation in Kane County" from 10 a.m. to noon indoors at at Barbara Belding Lodge at Brewster Creek Forest Preserve, 6N921 Route 25, St. Charles. What moves slowly, can survive over 70 years, and often lives dangerously? Biologist Bill Graser will talk about the ecology and conservation of the Blanding's turtle in Kane County. He will 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

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