‘The Early Signs of Spring’ March 9 at Klehm Arboretum

Staff Report

This spring, families are invited to engage with nature at Rockford’s Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St.

On the second Saturday of each month, Klehm will offer themed activities for kids of all ages. Families will find fun ways to learn about nature outdoors through hikes, scavenger hunts and guided tours.

Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Family Day theme is “The Early Signs of Spring.” Before the first trees blossom, you can find signs of spring: in patches of color, the first flowers of the year, sprouting plants and interesting tree buds. To encourage discoveries, families will be able to check out backpacks with supplies to discover these signs (map, binoculars, magnifying glass, etc.).

The day will also include a spring-inspired dance by the Rockford Dance Company, Junior Company. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., these young dancers will be on hand to wow you with their talent and remind you of the beauty of the season.

Admission is free for Klehm members and $10 for non-member families. For more details, call Klehm at (815) 965-8146, or visit klehm.org.

From the March 6-12, 2013, issue

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