Guided Nature Hikes – Magical Magpies 2022
- June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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- Willow Creek Trail: Hikes meet in the parking lot just south of the baseball field at Prairie Sky Park
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Each year, RidgeGate teams up with the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District to provide free, guided nature hikes throughout RidgeGate’s expansive bluffs trail system.
These hikes are led by professional naturalists from the district, and offer insight and education into the natural ecosystems within the open space at RidgeGate, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. Hikes are free to the public.
Magical Magpies: These beautiful birds are one of several species known as camp robbers, looking for handouts from your summer picnic. Come hike the trail and learn about corvids, the crow family. Next time a magpie or stellar’s jay tries to steal something from your picnic, you’ll be reminded that they are more than a gluttonous pretty face.
Meet at the parking lot on the south end of the baseball fields at Prairie Sky Park, on the north side of Crossington Way. We’ll walk the Willow Spring Trail, so expect a moderate to a briefly steep incline with little to no shade and a path that doesn’t accommodate strollers well. Come dressed for the weather with sturdy walking shoes, drinking water, sunblock, hat and insect repellent as desired.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!