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Trails closures due to flooding

7/17/2017 4:13:00 PM
Some trails and preserves are closed due to flooding. Please check the interactive map for more details.
 
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 8:23 PM

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Wildlife Homes: Lodges, Dens and Beavers

July 20, 2017 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Discover with your little explorer the places animals make their homes. Hands-on nature activities include a hike, story, craft and interaction with live animals.
 
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Time:11:30 AM - 02:00 PM

The beach at Independence Grove gets even better on Fridays with games, contests and prizes around a different theme each week.
 
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Jul

Community Campfire Friday Nights

July 21, 2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)
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Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 
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Jul

Forest Fitness: Lyons Woods

July 22, 2017 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
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Jul

Phenology and Photography

July 22, 2017 (06:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
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Time:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Meet the photographer of this issue's cover image, Jeff Goldberg. Join us, as we take advantage of sunset over the savanna and explore the wonders of light painting after full dark.
 

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