Thorn Creek Nature Center, in the nature preserve on Monee Road north of Stuenkel Road near Park Forest, is at the entrance to miles of hiking trails. It is open from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. | Supplied photo by Dan Moore
Those who have wondered how animals spend the winter can join Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve’s naturalist from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the preserve to explore how different animals survive the winter in Illinois.
If there is no snow, participants still will walk the trails to search for animal signs, according to a release about the event.
Participants should be prepared for the cold weather and be able to walk a mile outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven and possibly snow-covered ground, the release said.
The “Animals in Winter” program is free and open to all ages but registration is required. For more information or to register by Feb. 1, call Thorn Creek Nature Center, 247 Monee Road near Park Forest, at (708) 747-6320, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tcwoods.org.