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Family Nature Day

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Bring the family and discover the joy of nature! Kids to grandparents will have fun exploring the wonders of the blooming prairies and wetlands by visiting 10 learning stations to earn a Nygren Wetland Junior Naturalist Badge for children and a special reward for adults.

Learning Stations:

- Prairies 
- Pollinators
- Wetlands
- Birds
- Mammals
- Invaders
- Forests with Welty Environmental Center
- Butterflies and seeds with Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries
- Archeology with Macktown Living History
- Raptors with Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education

Guided tours of the Anne Meyer Wildflower Garden will be ongoing throughout the event. Registration is requested for this FREE event by Friday, June 23, 2017. Please be sure to say how many kids are in your party. Call 815-964-6666, or email: info@naturalland.org


Nygren Wetland Preserve – 2/19/2010 3190 West Rockton Rd., Rockton, IL 61072 - From Rockford, take 251 North to Rockton Road exit, turn west toward Rockton, drive through Rockton. The preserve is two miles west of Rockton on the south side of Rockton Road. The first entrance is only open to the public for events and workdays. The second entrance (across from Hansberry Road) has an overlook structure with a spotting scope and is open during daylight hours.

Family Nature Day