PECATONICA–Embrace winter’s magnificence by way of out of doors exploration and indoor inspiration at Extension’s Winter Trails & Naturalist Tales, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at Torstenson’s Training Heart, 13735 Cook dinner Highway, Pecatonica. The occasion contains three “naturalist tales,” a “winter trails” out of doors guided hike/chicken watching and lunch.
The primary story is The Artwork of Observing Wildlife, introduced by Grasp Naturalist Connie MacIntosh. Study among the strategies MacIntosh has used over time whereas observing and photographing nature within the Rockford area.
The second story is Birdwatching for Rookies, introduced by Grasp Naturalist Stacy Clark. She is going to cowl every part from the place to search out birds, selecting a chicken area information, what to search for when shopping for binoculars or a recognizing scope, and bird-watching magazines to birding laws and ecotourism. On the finish of the day, the group will hit the paths to hike and do some birdwatching.
After lunch, the third story focuses on the affiliation of probably problematic interactions between vegetation and bugs. Tricia Bethke, Illinois forest pest outreach coordinator at Morton Arboretum will current You Can’t Have One With out the Different: Plant and Pest Associations. She is going to talk about learn how to establish, monitor, and management present and doubtlessly critical threats to tree well being.
For extra info or to register, go to go.illinois.edu/WTNT2023 or name 815-858-2273. Pre-registration is required by Jan. 25.