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Wednesday Wandering – Deer Run Forest Preserve
Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 p.m.
Don Miller of Severson Dells Nature Center will lead this awesome walk. The trail meanders with the river through a very rich floodplain forest. The bluebells will be gone as well as the rue anemones that fill this place in the spring, but the restored prairie will be bright with blooms. There are numerous spots where one can walk down to the river’s edge and explore the tracks in the dirt and sand. Great bird life can be seen from eagles, ospreys, great blue and green herons. We’ll take our time on this one and we’ll take it all in. Easy walking. Free! Call 815-335-2915 to register and for meeting location.

Dig In – at Pecatonica River Forest Preserve
Saturday, July 11, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Severson Dells volunteer, Jen Shepeck will lead this fun family fossil hunt. Meet at the Pecatonica River Forest Preserve barn for a short introduction. We will carpool to the quarry located at the forest preserve to search for fossils. Jen has a BS in Forest Resources from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Earth Science, a minor in Geology and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Northern Iowa. Free! Registration required. 815-335-2915.
Voices from the Woods: A Nature Story Telling Weekend – All Free!!!
Severson Dells Forest Preserve, Supported by Forest Preserves of Winnebago County
Saturday, July 11 with optional camping through Sunday, July 12
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Canoe Convoy
Monday evenings, June 8 – July 20, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we explore the miles upon miles of wonderful paddling opportunities we have in Winnebago County! Staff instructors and volunteers will help you learn to be a more skillful and confident paddler. Equipment and guides are provided. You must call weekly to register and find out location for the evenings paddle. Every week will feature a different river or stretch of river. Times will vary in length. YOU MUST CALL TO REGISTER BEFORE THE FRIDAY PRIOR TO GET INFORMATION. Ages 10 and up. We reserve the right to cancel evening paddle if conditions are not favorable. 815-335-2915.