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Program to Teach About Area Wildlife

Kendall County Forest Preserve District educating youth on winter habits of wildlife.

Curious about what happens to area wildlife during the winter?

Come join the Kendall County Forest Preserve District Saturday to learn just that.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and educational,” said Ylanda D. Wilhite, assistant naturalist.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 the program, called Winter Footprints, will provide people a crash course in the wildlife that lives in the county throughout the winter.

Wilhite said participants will learn how to identify animal paw prints and learn about hibernation styles and migration patterns.

“We’re going to look at how these animals survive,” she said.

Some of the most common animals that make their home in Kendall County include red foxes, coyotes, deer, hawks and owls, Wilhite said.

After absorbing the animal data, participants will take a brief hike along a nature trail to examine area habitats.

This is the first year the program has been offered in Kendall County.

The event is aimed at children ages 7- to 11-years-old and is free. It takes place in the Rookery Building, 11285 Fox Road Hoover Forest Preserve.

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