Take a closer look at the natural history of some of the local denizens of the night and explore how our daily lives impact theirs. The things we can hear but not see in the dark have intrigued and frightened us for hundreds of years. But how do human lights, traffic, and noise affect our nocturnal neighbors? Whinnying screech owls and trilling toads will resonate in your ears as we explore the Arboretum’s wetlands, woods, and fields after sunset. While frogs, owls, and rails will be our main focus, insects, bats and other mammals may take the stage while we are in the field.
Instructor: Denis Kania, manager of natural areas, St. Charles Park District, and Renae Frigo, naturalist, Glen Ellyn Park District
Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the weather and for walking over uneven terrain, walking off-trail, and uphill. Limit 15
Supplies: Please bring a water bottle, clipboard, and writing tools. Binoculars will be useful.
Certificate Information: May be used as a Naturalist Certificate, Ornithology Certificate and WSP elective (6 hours)
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
2 Tuesdays, April 22-29; 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center
FEES AND ADMISSION:
Fee includes admission to the Arboretum.
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.
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