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Posted on: February 10, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Thorn Creek Nature Center March Programs

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MAKE A GOURD BIRDHOUSE     
Sunday, March 6, 2022
1-2 p.m.  
Fee: $15 per house; limit one per person. 
All ages; children younger than age 6 must be accompanied by an adult.


Registration is required.  Call or email Thorn Creek Nature Center the Monday before the program. 
Phone:  708-747-6320  Email thorn_creek@att.net  
 

This is a fun family workshop to create a natural style birdhouse from a gourd to be a welcoming nesting space for birds in your own backyard. Birdhouses are increasingly important to cavity nesters like wrens and chickadees. This is a Partnership for Programming event sponsored by the Thorn Creek Audubon Society. All materials will be provided. 




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PRAIRIE SAMPLER AND TRAIL WORKDAY  
Saturday. March 12, 2022
1-3 p.m. 
Ages 12-adult, children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.


Registration is required.  Call or email Thorn Creek Nature Center the Monday before the program. 
Phone:  708-747-6320  Email thorn_creek@att.net   

Get down and dirty at our Thorn Creek workday.  Help repair boardwalks, maintain trails, or weed and nurture our prairie sampler and butterfly gardens. Bring gloves, favorite tools and dress for the weather.




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SEASONS AT THORN CREEK WOODS: SPRING 
Sunday, March 27, 2022
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Free
All ages


Registration is required.  Call or email Thorn Creek Nature Center the Monday before the program. 
Phone:  708-747-6320  Email thorn_creek@att.net   

We’ll search for vernal indicators like wildflowers re-sprouting, tree buds unfurling, returning migrant birds or animals emerging from hibernation, choruses of frogs, and tender green shoots peeking through last year’s dead leaves. Sponsored by Thorn Creek Audubon Society. Trails can be wet, muddy, icy and snow covered.



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Thorn Creek Nature Center 
247 Monee Road 
Park Forest, IL 60466

Phone:  708-747-6320
Email: thorn_creek@att.net


https://tcwoods.org 


Thorn Creek Nature Preserve is a natural area of over 1000 acres jointly owned by University Park, Park Forest and the Forest Preserve District of Will County.  A Management Commission was formed in the 1970’s, made up of the landowners plus Friends of Thorn Creek Woods, the citizens group responsible in large part for preservation of these woods. Together they manage this large dry mesic oak hickory forest dominated by 150-year old white and red oak trees with a rich understory of native shrubs, rare plants and spring wildflowers. For more information visit https://tcwoods.org.

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