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Elkhorn Creek Butterfly Festival to be held July 21
Online Staff Report
Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host a Butterfly Festival from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, July 21. Join them for a fun, informative family-friendly afternoon at the Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve for the many butterflies that are found there. Participants may join butterfly tours or look on their own for those winged beauties. Tours will begin at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Free “Butterflies and Moths” pocket guides will be distributed at no charge while supplies last. There will be a shady rest area with chairs, as well as a restroom, cold beverages and snacks. If the weather is questionable, call Blackmores at 9815) 938-3204 before 10 a.m. on July 21.
Explorers at previous Butterfly Festivals have found 28 species of butterflies and skippers, among them Tiger Swallowtail, Meadow Fritillary, Buckeye, Comma, Pearl Crescent, Peck’s Skipper and Silver Spotted Skipper.
The preserve is about three miles southwest of Forreston in the southeast corner of West Grove and Freeport roads. The parking lot is off West Grove Road.
Posted July 18, 2012