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Forest Foundation Fall Fest

Nature-Inspired Fun for the Whole Family

The Forest Foundation Fall Fest at Hoover Forest Preserve on Saturday, October 8th, features nature-inspired entertainment and exhibits to thrill the entire family. Performing educator and award winning film producer, Tony “The Bug Whisperer” Gustin, will present three shows in the Rookery building at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Tony’s “Creepy Crawly Zoo” has excited and inspired nearly a million students over the last decade. The “greatest live insect assembly show EVER!” transforms fearful misunderstandings about insects into curiosity and respect. Animal encounters to be featured include: • Falcon show at 12:30 pm in the Meadowhawk Lodge with Richard Escutia and Friends • American white pelican, reptiles and birds of prey at 2:30 pm in the Meadowhawk Lodge, visiting from the “Hoo” Haven Wildlife and Education Center • Snakes and turtles at the Rookery with Ranger Kevin Luby from the Willowbrook Wildlife Center Citizen Science exhibits explaining frog and monarch butterfly monitoring programs will be held throughout the day, led by the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, the Field Museum and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Forest Foundation Fall Fest is free admission and will run from 11am to 5pm, rain or shine. Hoover Forest Preserve is located at 11285 Fox Road in Yorkville, just 1.5 miles west of Route 47. Food will be available for purchase, including Kendall County Pork Producers’ famous Pork Burgers. For more information, please visit www.KendallFallFest.com.
Date & Time
  • October 8, 2016
  • 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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