Izaak Walton Nature Preserve

Izaak Walton photo contest deadline extended to Sept. 13

September 04, 2021 - 10:47
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The Izaak Walton Calendar/Photo Contest Committee has extended the deadline to enter the contest to 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 13.

Photographers can enter up to four photos and try to win a spot on the nature preserve's 2022 calendar.

Photos can capture weather, landscape, birds, dogs, other animals and unidentifiable people. All photographs must be shot within Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve.

Coping with COVID: April 28

April 28, 2020 - 21:59
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Illinois sets a new one-day record for COVID-19 deaths. Anyone who needs an antidote for such somber news should check out Lily LaPlante's Rainbow Exercise Project. Two H-F students will appear as panelists on Commissioner Donna Miller's virtual town hall meeting this afternoon. Izaak Walton still has native plants to help with gardening therapy, and Maple Tree Inn has started offering toilet paper and paper towels to take-out customers who are having trouble finding those items in the stores.

Guided migratory bird walks offered at Izaak Walton

March 30, 2019 - 23:30
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Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, in partnership with the Thorn Creek chapter of the Audubon Society, will be offering three guided migratory bird walks at the preserve in coming weeks.

Members of the Thorn Creek Audubon Society will lead small groups out into the preserve in search of migratory birds. 

There will be two walks, one at 8 a.m. and another at 10:30 a.m., on Sunday, April 7, Sunday, April 28, and Sunday, May 19. Walkers will meet at Senior Hall.

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