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BirdingEarly Morning Bird Walks

Start your day off right by spending an hour exploring Millbrook Marsh and observing birds. Join Millbrook Marsh Naturalists and local bird enthusiasts to see what birds have returned to the marsh and ones just passing through. Walks are open to all ages with any level of experience. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars. In the case of heavy rain, walk will be cancelled. No registration required.

  • Date: Tuesdays, April 26, May 3 & 10
  • Time: 7:30 AM (meet at the pavilion, walks begin promptly at 7:30 AM)
  • Ages: 18 & Older
  • Fee: Free (donations appreciated)
  • Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

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Organic Gardening Workshop

Join Drs. Gene Bazan and Tania Slawecki of Neo-Terra for a workshop on organic vegetable and fruit production with principles and tips useful to beginning and intermediate organic gardeners. It’s also perfect for conventional gardeners who are thinking about converting to organic and want to learn how. The evening workshop will include a virtual tour, and in the late spring, Gene and Tania will host a real tour for attendees at their home in Lemont, where they grow 95% of their vegetables year-round and 80% of their fruit (home garden visit dates to be announced at workshop).

  • Date: Wednesday, April 27
  • Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Ages: 18 & Older
  • Fee: $10R/$15N
  • Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
  • Program #31055Composting

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Large-Scale Composting: Bins & Beyond

BULLETIN 16 May 2016: Due to insufficient registrations, this program has been cancelled.
For more ambitious gardeners, especially those growing food, you will require more compost and produce more organic matter to be composted. This requires a larger set up, tools you probably already have, more careful monitoring of temperature and moisture, and other steps to make high quality compost. This workshop is designed for gardeners who want to begin larger-scale composting to support a larger garden or ornamental landscape. We cover two setups: the “Three-Bin System” and an open pile or window.
Led by Dr. Gene Bazan of Neo-Terra

  • Dates: Tuesday, May 17
  • Register at least one week in advance.
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Fee: $10R/$15N per person
  • Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
  • Program #32058

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National Trails Day Walk

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of the extensive network of trails. Join a Millbrook Marsh Naturalist to explore the 62 acres along the boardwalk and conjoining paths. Trails provide access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, and much more. Come take a leisurely stroll and relax as you take in the beauty of Millbrook Marsh. Registration not required.

  • Date: Saturday, June 4
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Fee: $5 pp suggested donation
  • Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Music TreeMusic & Munchies at Millbrook Marsh

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center is the perfect place to enjoy Music & Munchies! Join us to listen to the sounds of the Second Winds Band, enjoy a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk, and munch on lunch (provided as part of the registration fee) in the nature center barn!

  • Date: Wednesday, June 8       Register at least 1 week in advance.
  • Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages!
  • Fee: $14R/$21N
  • Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
  • Program #53691
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