Activities for 2017

In addition to the activities listed below, we would be happy to host an activity specifically for your group. Please contact us.

Learn to Identify the Plants You See at Lake in the Hills Fen

Leader: Barb Wilson, Plant monitor at the Fen for 15+ years, will take you to her favorite places to see and learn to identify a wide selection of the over 400 plant species there. We are sure you will enjoy her light-hearted hands on approach.

Registration preferred but walk-ins welcome.
Call 847 658 0024 or contact us.

Botany for Beginners at 2:00 pm meet at Barbara Key Park
Sat. May 13
Sat. June 24
Sat. July 15
Sun. Aug. 20
Sat. Sept. 2
You will need:
A wildflower field guide
A 10X magnifying lens
and as appropriate:
Water, Bug Spray, Sunscreen
Prairie Lily


Basics of Identifying Sedges at Lake in the Hills Fen
The next step for those that want to build on Botany for Beginners

Meeting at Barbara Key Park at 2:00 pm
Sun. May 7
Sat. June 17
You will need:
A 10X magnifying lens
and as appropriate:
Water, Bug Spray, Sunscreen

Both Identification Programs:
Part of the Chicago Wilderness Habitat Project 

Carex Viridula