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Night Passages: Perils of Migration

Schedule and Location

Two Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, 2019, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$65.00 member
$76.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

How do animals decide that it is time to migrate?  How do they prepare for their perilous journeys?  Explore the Arboretum at night as we search for answers to questions about migration.  In the classroom, discuss migrational instincts and the benefits as well as hazards of migration.  We will examine the effects of urban development, human-made obstacles and the strain that is put on vulnerable animal populations.  Outdoors, bats, birds and insects, as well as other lesser known migrants, will be encountered as we visit various habitats within the Arboretum grounds after nightfall.


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Denis Kania, naturalist and birder, and Renae Frigo, naturalist, St Charles Park District

Both Denis Kania and Renae Frigo have been teaching naturalist related topics for over twenty years. Denis is the Manager of Natural Areas for the St. Charles Park District and Renae heads the naturalist department for Glen Ellyn Park District.

Course Details

  • Notes: This class meets both indoors and outdoors in each section. Limit 15.
  • Supplies: Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and binoculars.

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