Mother’s Day Flower Walks

Saturday, May 12, 2018

9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, May 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the day before Mother’s Day, University of Illinois Extension will be offering guided wildflower walks at the Natural Resource Education Center (NREC) in Russell Woods Forest Preserve. Russell Woods is located 1 mile west of Genoa on state route 72. The Natural Resource Education Center is at the end of the forest preserve road.

All are welcome on the guided hikes. Two local botany enthusiasts will be available to guide people out onto the trails to see and talk about what is blooming. The guided walks start at 9:30 a.m. and on each half hour through the morning. The last two walks will be at noon and 1 p.m. There are trails accessible for all abilities so go out to enjoy spring.

There is no charge for the hikes and Extension staff will be in the center to talk about birds at the feeders and the displays so you can come for a walk or just to visit NREC. If you have questions please call the NREC at 815-784-2000.