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Celebrate migratory birds and World Migratory Bird Day with programs offered in May by the Forest Preserve District of Will County. –Forest Preserve photo.

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, Mother’s Day with Forest Preserve District

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Here are the Forest Preserve District of Will County programs for the week of May 6. Online registration is available on the Event Calendar at ReconnectWithNature.org.

Nature Play Day After Hours – Birds, from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, Plum Creek Nature Center, Crete Township: This month’s program is all about birds. Be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities including a hike, story, games, music, art, and more. Free, ages three-to-five. Register by May 5.

World Migratory Bird Day, with morning and evening hikes on Saturday, May 11, from 7-9 a.m., at Plum Creek Nature Center, and 6-8 p.m. at Monee Reservoir, Monee Township: Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a guided hike through Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve or Monee Reservoir. All skill levels are welcome. Free, ages 16 or older. Register by May 10.

Lake Renwick Migratory Bird Viewing, from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11, Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, Plainfield: The only way to view the nesting herons, egrets, and cormorants at this time of year at the rookery is to attend a Saturday morning viewing program. Volunteers and staff will be at the viewing platform and visitor center to answer questions. Free, all ages.

Beginning Birding Hike, from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, Homer Glen: Get up early and join a naturalist to learn birding basics. Learn how to identify birds, focus binoculars, and compare field guides. Prior to the program, those attending may wish to download the free Merlin Bird ID app to their phones. Free, ages eight or older. Register by May 10.

Where the Wildflowers Are: Programs are set for Saturday, May 11, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve, Monee Township, and from 2-3:30 p.m. at Hammel Woods – Rt. 59 Access, Shorewood. They also will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 9:30-11 a.m., at Messenger Woods Nature Preserve, Homer Glen. Journey to a top spot to seek wildflowers and hear a naturalist describe how these beauties got their names, their uses through time, and other lore and legends. Free, ages 10 or older. Registration is required.

Mother’s Day Celebration at Monee Reservoir, from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, May 12, Monee Reservoir: This day is for mom. She can enjoy fishing, pedal boat rides, kayaking, or hiking on her special day. Moms who check in at the concession building will be treated to a small gift. Free, all ages.

Feathers at Four Rivers, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 12, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon: Join a naturalist on a morning walk in the woods to search for feathers. Expect to see migratory birds and summer residents returning home. Free, ages 10 or older. Register by May 11.

Forest Therapy at O’Hara Woods, from 10 a.m.-noon, Sunday, May 12, O’Hara Woods Preserve, Romeoville: Reconnect With Nature in a new way. Join an interpretive naturalist for this simple Japanese method of being calm and quiet among the trees. Free, ages 18 or older. Register by May 10.

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