Area seniors invited on outdoor winter strolls

  • Kane County Forest Preserve's monthly senior stroll will take to the hills at Johnson's Mound in Elburn on Thursday, Jan. 7.

      Kane County Forest Preserve's monthly senior stroll will take to the hills at Johnson's Mound in Elburn on Thursday, Jan. 7. Rick West | Staff Photographer, March 2020

 
Submitted by Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Posted1/4/2021 11:46 AM

The Forest Preserve District of Kane County invites area seniors to join the free monthly "Senior Stroll" programs.

On the first Thursday of each month, Forest Preserve naturalists lead a leisurely walk through a Kane County Forest Preserve and share the natural and cultural history along the way. Dress for the weather -- these outdoor programs celebrate the change in seasonal surroundings! Each program includes a pleasant ramble lasting about an hour, followed by social time in the shelter.

 

Join them at one or all of the upcoming winter Senior Strolls:

• Thursday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at Johnson's Mound Forest Preserve, 41W600 Hughes Road, Elburn. The preserve is a heavily wooded, classic example of a stratified gravel hill, known as a kame. It was deposited by glacial ice and water some 10,000 years ago. This is a prominent feature on the mid-county landscape, rising 50 feet above the surrounding tributaries of Blackberry Creek and the glacial outwash plain.

• Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at Burnidge Forest Preserve, 38W235 Big Timber Road, Elgin. Beautiful vistas and rolling terrain are the outstanding features of one of the largest preserves in the district. Oak woodlands cover the hills on the southwest portion of the preserve and mingle with the marsh at lower elevations. A restored prairie stretches to the north, and a small creek meanders toward Tyler Creek.

• Thursday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove. See a unique and increasingly rare geologic feature, the last remnant of the Kaneville Esker. This is a winding ridge of gravel and rocks created by a river of water flowing underneath a melting glacier some 13,000 years ago. Most of the esker is gone after years of gravel mining.

No registration is required for this program. Masks are required at all programs.

Group sizes will be limited and social distancing will take place. Stay home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms.

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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