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Upcoming Events

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Guided Tours of the Woodland
With Joe Jakupcak

The tour includes a 1-mile leisurely walk, narrated by Joe. Joe's passion for geology, native wildlife, and local history is showcased during the Nell's Woodland guided walk. Guided tours are given bi-weekly.

Upcoming Hikes 

July 27 @ 9 AM

Aug 10 @ 9 AM

Aug 24 @ 9 AM

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University of Illinois Extension
Become a Master Naturalist 

Are you interested in becoming a master naturalist?
Program applications are accepted year-round. To apply or learn more, please get in touch with us. 
We are committed to providing our volunteers with a safe working environment. Potential volunteers must complete an application, background check, and an informal interview. 

Program Coordinator 
Bettyann Harrison 309-364-2356
Agriculture Educator 
Emily Hansen 815-224-0896 



Each month the Reddick Library will be hosting a nature-themed Storytime at Nell's Woodland. 

 Enjoy stories, music, and crafts followed by a short hike through the park. Dress for the weather! This event is for children of all ages.


Please register at Reddick Library at 815-434-0509.

August 12

10:30 AM-

11:30 AM

Nature journaling is a great way to bring the beauty of nature with you wherever you go. We will be taking a short hike and stopping to sketch and learn about the plants and animals we see. This event is for children of all ages.


Please register at Reddick Library at 815-434-0509.

July 22

10:30 AM

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IVCC Classes at Nell's Woodland 

Experience the woodland during a course offered by IVCC Continuing Education. This summer, 26 courses, aligned with Nell's spheres of influence will be presented at Nell's Woodland.  Visit the link below to view the IVCC Summer Retreat at Nell's Woodland Course Bulletin.  ​

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