Natural Land Institute to host moonlight ski tour Jan. 19
From press release
The Natural Land Institute (NLI) will host a full-moon snowshoe/cross country ski tour from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Nygren Wetland Preserve, 3190 W. Rockton Road, Rockton, Ill. Naturalists will lead tours and describe the prairies, woodlands and wetlands at the 721-acre wildlife sanctuary.
Rick Barton, member of the NLI board of trustees, said the tours are an opportunity to see the Nygren Wetland Preserve during one of the most beautiful times of the year and to experience the landscape as it appeared to early residents of the area. “Winter is a special time to appreciate the natural beauty of the area,” Barton said. “Add a full moon, and the experience will awe you and your family.”
Besides a full moon, luminaries will outline some trails. Skiers and snowshoers can bring their own equipment, or adult and kids rentals are available for a $10 donation to the NLI. A bonfire will be burning to keep everybody warm, and a warming building will also be open. Warm drinks and refreshments will be served.
This “Winter at the Wetland” event is free and open to the public. Sponsors are Paddle and Trail and NorthPointe Wellness. RSVP by Jan. 17 to (815) 964-6666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NLI, owner of the Nygren Wetland Preserve, has preserved forests, prairies and wetlands for native plants and animals since its founding in 1958. It is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to conserving land, restoring habitat for wildlife, and protecting rivers and streams. Visit naturalland.org.
From the Jan. 12-18, 2011 issue
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