scamper start

Severson Dells Nature Center
Scamper Trail run – 5k
Super Scamper – 6.66 k
Trail run “A Devil of a Run”

An Environmentally Friendly Run
A Rockford Road Runner 2014 Circuit Race
This is a scenic and well marked
course, through forest, meadow and prairie.
95% of the course is comprised of undulating trail.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Start Time: 9:00 AM (Both Runs)
Severson Dells Nature Center
(www.seversondells.com) or call

Wilderness Explained
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The Wilderness Act celebrates the 50th year of being signed into law. Did you forget there was a Wilderness Act? What is it for? Join Greg Keilback as he discusses and explains the Wilderness Act and answers questions you might have. Greg will use pictures and examples from numerous wilderness trips to help us understand why we need to be part of the resurgence to bring the wilderness back into our lives. Free to members of “Friends of Severson Dells”, $3.00 per family for non-members. Call to register: 1-815-335-2915.

Night Hike
Friday, October 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Come to Severson Dells Forest Preserve for a night of exploring more about our county’s top aerial predators. These critters just happen to like the night life. At 6:30 a naturalist will tell you all about our county’s owls and lead you on a short night hike to try and hear some calling. This is going to be a great night so come out and join us. Free. Call to register or for more information: 1-815-335-2915.

Aldo Leopold Appreciation Day
Saturday, October 18, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Once again Pheasants Forever is sponsoring a trip to the Baraboo, WI area to visit the Leopold Center and his famous chicken coop. It does not matter how many times you have visited this “place” it inspires you. If you have never been then join Severson Dells biologist Greg Keilback on a trip you must take; plus we stop for pie! We will discuss the importance of A Sand County Almanac in our lives today and how Aldo’s teaching is still so important. Meet at the East Riverside Farm and Fleet parking lot, the van leaves at 8:00 a.m. Max number of people: 13. Van and entry fee will be covered by The Winnebago County Pheasants Forever Chapter, but pie is up to you. Call to register: 1-815-335-2915.

Predator or Prey: Can You Survive?
Saturday, October 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and test your survival instincts. Predator or Prey is a game we play at Severson to teach kids about ecology and the food chain. It is a great way to get kids running and thinking on their feet. This game is fun for all ages and we want to get as many people running around outside as we can. We will discuss rules and strategies at the Nature Center at 1:00. Come out and have some fun. Free. Call to register or for more information: 1-815-335-2915.