Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Creek Bend Nature Center
October is officially designated as Oak Awareness Month in Illinois. Oaks are a symbol of strength and resiliency. They help clean our air and reduce our energy use by shading buildings. They also help to reduce flooding and they provide food and shelter for wildlife. It’s no surprise, then, that the Illinois State Tree is the White Oak. Come celebrate the oaks and learn what you can do to support them in your community!
Acorn-to-Oaks Planting Workshop – The mightiest oaks start with a little acorn! Learn about our different native oak species and take a hike around LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve to observe the unique characteristics of a variety of trees, including several oaks. Complete your experience by decorating a pot and planting your own oak tree to take home.
Sunday, October 18; 10 – 11 a.m.
Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve
37W700 Dean Street, St. Charles
Note: Advance registration is required. Call 630-444-3190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.