Wilderness Wednesday

Wednesday August 5th, 2015


Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wilderness Wednesday take place every Wednesday at 3pm from June 17 –August 12. Join the fun at FOX RIDGE (located directly across from the main steps of Starved Rock Lodge)! This weekly nature education program is suited for all ages. Each week, a guest presenter will introduce participants to a new nature topic. Topics include bees, geology, insects, snakes, butterflies and more! This is a great opportunity to learn something new about the world around us. In the event of inclement weather, Wilderness Wednesday activities will be cancelled. For more information call (815) 220-7386.

Upcoming 2015 Wilderness Wednesday Topics:

July 29 – What’s the BUZZ about Bees?
Many people question whether bees are friend or foe. Dr. Ed Bell will do his best to put our fears to rest and enlighten us about just how valuable bees are in our lives. You’ll be amazed at what a large role these small creatures play in the ecosystem. Get up close with an active hive and learn AT LEAST ten new facts about bees!
Admission: Voluntary Donation

August 5 – The Art & Science of Falconry
Certified Falconer, Rich Escutia will open our eyes to the art and science of falconry. Rich will be bringing along his hawks to help inform and demonstrate how these magnificent birds survive. This is a great opportunity to get a little closer to a bird of prey and admire its beauty and skill.
Admission: Voluntary Donation

August 12 – Getting to Know Our Furry Friends
There’s nothing like a chance to snuggle with an animal considered not so snuggly. Deb Moreland of Furry Friends will present a program on characteristics and living habits of some familiar and not-so-familiar animal friends. After the program participants will have a chance to get up close and personal with a skunk, prairie dog, rabbit, miniature horse and more.
Admission: Voluntary Donation