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Upcoming Events

Wild Nights Out:


Wild Nights Out:

Saturday, June 24

8:30 PM - 10 PM

All Ages


Enjoy a special "after hours" treat and join us for firefly viewing at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods. A short presentation will introduce you to firefly biology and how to make your yard firefly friendly. Then sit back and enjoy the light show.

Adult supervision required. 

No registration required.

Meet at Environmental Education Classroom building.

Lightweight long sleeves and pants recommended. Bring a chair or blanket for viewing.

Email with questions or to inquire about accommodations.

Here are the up to date COVID-19 protocols.


Jen Berlinghof

Eileen Davis

Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area 21950 North Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, IL, 60015

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