OAKtober Hike


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October is Oak Awareness month in Illinois and we invite you to celebrate with us by going on a guided walking tour at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 30.

Hikers will be led by NLI staff and volunteers through the rolling hills and oak savannas of Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve and will talk about the ongoing restoration work, the importance of an oak habitat, and explain why this special natural area was designated an Illinois State Nature Preserve and Nature Preserve Buffer this year.

Location/Parking: Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve is located on Elevator Road in Roscoe across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL 61073. Limited parking on site. Additional parking available at the church. Hikers should wear long sleeves, pants and sturdy shoes. Moderate to difficult level hiking.

Register for this event by Fri., Oct. 29 at

Cost: Free for NLI members. $5 for non-members, $10 for non-member families. Admission for non-members includes a 6 month introductory membership to NLI.

Burr Oak Preserve/Natural Land Institute
7404 Elevator Rd.
Roscoe, IL 61073
United States

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