Guided Nature Hikes – Celebrating the Summer Solstice 2022
- June 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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.
Celebrating the Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Solstice—ancient practices today. Experience the solstice with an evening stroll, historical links, botanical connections and sharing of assorted ethnic traditions. We’ll descend the trail with sun and moon light, watching for animals starting the “evening shift”.
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. REGISTRATION DETAILS TO BE POSTED 1 WEEK PRIOR TO HIKE.