Appropriately enough as the summer semester begins here at RU, Illinois is celebrating Urban Biodiversity Week starting today, May 13th, and running through Sunday, May 19th. As noted on the Millenium Reserve page on the State of IL website:
Please join us in celebrating Urban Biodiversity Week, May 13th to May 19th! This event is part of the National Urban Biodiversity Week, a seven-city collaboration to bring urban dwellers into contact with local flora and fauna.
Urban Biodiversity Week will showcase events in the Millennium Reserve: Calumet Core area. It will celebrate urban biodiversity and conservation activities and will provide opportunities for local residents and visitors to participate in outdoor activities in the Calumet region.
Events taking place this week include:
- Hegewisch Marsh Tours
- Garlic Mustard Pull
- Bird Walk at Sand Ridge Nature Center
- Fay’s Point Tour
- North Creek Cycling Tour
- Frog and Tadpole Hike
- Green Thumb Thursdays
- Tour of the MWRD Deep Tunnel Project (Pre-registration Closed)
- Nature Block Party: Celebrating Urban Biodiversity
- Bi-state Bike Ride around Wolf Lake
- Tour of Powderhorn Prairie
- Migrant Shorebirds at MWRD Calumet Water Reclamation Plant (Pre-registration Closed)
- Canoeing on Powderhorn Lake (Space is limited – Please register here)
- Lakes, Rivers, Marshes, Migratory Birds, Open Spaces, and Dumps(ugh!) – A Hike of the Calumet
To find out more, check out this webpage.