The public is invited to celebrate “OAKTOBER” – Oak Awareness Month in the State of Illinois by taking a hike at Burr Oak Valley Preserve, a private natural area owned by Natural Land Institute. NLI’s Director of Stewardship Zach Grycan, and Restoration Ecologist Ed Cope, will each lead a hike through the rolling hills and oak savannas of the Preserve. They will talk about the ongoing restoration work and general differences between red and white oak trees and their environmental benefits.
The guided tour starts at 1:30 p.m. and will last 1.5 - 2 hours. Hikers should dress for the weather, wear long sleeves, pants and sturdy shoes. Moderate to difficult level hiking. Parking will be on site - look for flags at the entrance (south side of road, one tenth of a mile east of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073). Additional parking is available at the church.
Free admission, registration requested by Friday, October 21, 2016. For more information and to register Call 815/964-6666 or email: email@example.com.