Learn about turtles, astronomy, seeds
The Forest Preserve of Will County is offering the following programs in May:
• Turtles Rock, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 23 at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville. Celebrate World Turtle Day by painting turtle-inspired kindness rocks and spending time with the live Blanding’s turtle models that call the museum home.
Hide your rock after the program for someone else to find to brighten their day. The free program is open to all ages. Register by Tuesday at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.
• Meet a Backyard Astronomer, 8 p.m. to midnight May 24-26 at Goodenow Grove Campground in Crete Township. View astronomical objects and get your astronomy questions answered by a backyard astronomer who also will share tips and tricks on how to view the night sky with and without a telescope.
The program is for ages 8 and older. Camping overnight is required, and you must reserve a campsite ahead of time; call 708-946-2216.
• Super Seeds, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 25 at Isle a la Cache Museum. Learn all about seeds, where they come from, how they move and the powerhouses stored inside. Make a traveling seed and a seed “bomb” to take home and plant.
The free program is for ages 5 and older.
Register by May 23 at ReconnectWithNature.org or call 815-886-1467.
Kankakee Valley Audubon Society field trips
The Kankakee Valley Audubon Society is once again holding field trips around the Kankakee area.
The next field trip is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Davis Creek.
Attendees should be able to see a variety of bird species, including orioles and migrating birds. Meet in the Davis Creek parking lot in the Kankakee River State Park.
For more information, call a KVAS officer any time after 7 a.m.: David Atkinson, 815-932-6457; Roberta Slaby, 815-791-5955; or John Baxter, 815-937-5059.
The Kankakee Valley Audubon Society is an affiliate of the Illinois Audubon Society.