Annual Enchanted Forest - Godfrey, Illinois


Annual Special Event
Enchanted Forest

Godfrey, Illinois

Friday, October 18, 2019


Location: Talahi Lodge at the Olin Nature Preserve - The Nature Institute, 2213 South Levis Lane, Godfrey, IL

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Times: 6 pm - 9 pm

Description: Where Halloween meets nature. The annual Enchanted Forest will work its way onto The Nature Institute’s trails for an evening of fun, imagination, and environmental education. Old favorites, like the moonlight stroll through the woods to see and hear facts from some nocturnal woodland creatures, will be joining new adventures with a map of scattered booths and activities. This event is a made to be a drop in and stay for self-guided exploration through our Enchanted Forest. This event is child friendly, although all are welcome. Come dressed as you are or get into the spooky spirit with a Halloween costume.

Families can learn about:

Live owls from Treehouse Wildlife Center
Bird activity with Audubon Center at Riverlands
Skulls and other animal bones
Eye shine: Why can we see some creatures’ eyes light up as we drive past them at night?
Use your sense of smell in the “Scent Trail”
View some of your favorite animal pelts and furs up close
View the night sky with TNI’s Astronomy Association
After dinner bugs: What bugs like it most when the sun goes down?

Other Family Fun: Campfire, S’mores, Face Painting, and Popcorn. Kids take home a small treat bag!

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $5 per person, which includes treats, chili, hot dogs, crafts and games. Registration and payment guarantee your time slot for guided hikes.

For more information call 618-466-9930

Directions and Map:

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