Join Severson Dells and the Natural Land Institute staff and volunteers on an exploration of many of the local wildflower hotspots. Wildflower Walks showcase what is currently in bloom at various woodland and prairie preserves around Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties. All walks will begin at 6:00 p.m. There is no fee for the walks, but membership in Severson Dells and/or the Natural Land Institute is encouraged. For more information, please call 815/335-2915 (SDNC) or 815/964-6666 (NLI). You can find all the 2019 Wildflower Walks here: http://www.seversondells.com/guided-walks
Join us for an evening at Bald Hill Prairie Preserve in Mt. Morris with Russell Brunner, Superintendent of Land Management, Todd Tucker, Byron Forest Preserve District Executive Director, and Mark Herman, Superintendent of Education. This Preserve has endangered wooly milkweed, several recently restored bur oak savannas and is home to the Big Tree Champion for the State of Illinois, an Eastern cottonwood that is 28.5 feet in circumference and 122 feet tall. The preserve is also home to many nesting grassland birds such as Bobolinks, Eastern meadowlarks, and Short-eared owls. Bald Hill Prairie Preserve address is 5502 North Silver Creek Road, Mt. Morris. Moderate hiking.