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Where the Wildflowers Are: Hammel Woods

Dates: May. 11, 2024
Times: 2:00-3:30pm
Location: Hammel Woods

You won't need to sail off through night and day or in and out of weeks. Will County is where the wildflowers are! Bluebells, mayapples, phlox and Solomon's seal – our wildflowers have stories to tell! Journey to Hammel Woods, a top spot to seek wildflowers. Join a naturalist for a hike to find wildflowers and hear stories of how these beauties got their names, their uses through time and other lore and legends. These ephemeral blooms are beautiful but fleeting. Join us each month for more chapters in the ever-changing tale of wildflowers as old ones fade and new ones bloom. Look for other preserves in this series and choose your own adventure. Visit the same preserve each month to see the changes unfold over time. Or mix it up and enjoy a different one each time for the full story of Will County wildflowers.

Fee: Free! Age: Ages 10 or older. Registration required by Friday, May 10, by calling 815-722-9470 or online.

The trail is approximately 1.5 miles long on natural surfaces with steep hills. Spring rains can make the trail muddy; please dress with that in mind. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

(Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock)

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