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Take a (Nature) Hike!

With the fall weather on its way, this is a good time to get outdoors and learn about local nature.

The public is invited to join ecologist Melissa Hormann for a guided tour of lands
managed by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County on the second Wednesday and last Sunday of each month.

Each site plays an important role in supporting local nature. The hikes are meant to introduce area residents to some of the hidden” natural areas in the county. The schedule for September and October includes:

Wednesday, September 12: 5:30-7:00 Yonder Prairie, 1206 S. Rose Farm Road, Woodstock

Sunday, September 30: 12:00-1:30 Hennen Conservation Area, 4622 Dean Street, Woodstock

Wednesday, October 10: 5:30-7:00 Wonder Lake Sedge Meadow, West Wonder Lake Road (behind the Village Hall)

Sunday, October 28: 12:00-1:30 The Land of Oz, Menge Road about ½ mile north of Kishwaukee Valley Road (north of Marengo)

Each walk will introduce hikers to the seasonal birds, plants, frogs and other critters that local nature has to offer. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and be prepared to walk over uneven ground.

Please contact Melissa with any questions, and to obtain more detailed directions to the hike locations. mhormann@ConserveMC.org or 815-337-9502.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a 501c3 nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that works with individuals and communities to preserve and restore natural, scenic and agricultural land throughout McHenry County.

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