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February 22, 2015 - February 28, 2015
February 28, 2015
Artists have been inspired by these intriguing birds for centuries. Only Owls brings together an array of 40 artistic representations in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and woodcut drawn from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection. Each artwork provides insight into the fascinating world of owls, while demonstrating the variety of approaches to the species taken by the artists. The McHenry County Conservation District will complement this unique art exhibit with owl facts and artifacts, offering a blend of natural history information and art appreciation. Winter is also a great time to study owls, as most are year-round residents that begin their mating and nesting season during this cold, dark time of year. Attend one of our owl-focused programs in the weeks leading up to this exhibit to learn more about the artists’ subject matter. Call 815-678-4532 for more information about the exhibit or call 815-479-5779 for program information.
February 28, 2015
February 28, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Did you know you can ski/hike every night until 9 p.m. on solar lit trails at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock, (1/2 mile loop through prairie) and at Hickory Grove Highlands in Cary (a 1 mile looped trail through the wooded savanna). Sites open late during daylight savings time change. After March 8, 2015 sites close at sunset. For more information call 815.338.6223 or visit MCCDistrict.org.
March 1, 2015
Artists have been inspired by these intriguing birds for centuries. Only Owls brings together an array of 40 artistic representations in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and woodcut drawn from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection. Each artwork provides insight into the fascinating world of owls, while demonstrating the variety of approaches to the species taken by the artists. The McHenry County Conservation District will complement this unique art exhibit with owl facts and artifacts, offering a blend of natural history information and art appreciation. Winter is also a great time to study owls, as most are year-round residents that begin their mating and nesting season during this cold, dark time of year. Attend one of our owl-focused programs in the weeks leading up to this exhibit to learn more about the artists’ subject matter. Call 815-678-4532 for more information about the exhibit or call 815-479-5779 for program information.
March 1, 2015
March 1, 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet Willowbrook’s peregrine falcon, and learn about these speedy predators. Ages 16 and up. $5 per person. Registration begins Feb. 1. Call (630) 942-6200.
March 1, 2015
2:00pm - 3:00pm
A nature experience – Children’s Story Time with McHenry County Conservation District Enhance your sense of wonder by introducing fiction into your nature experience. Join McHenry County Conservation District for a Children’s Story Time on Sunday, March 1 from 2–3 p.m. at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake. Enjoy part of your Sunday afternoon listening to Sugar White Snow and Evergreens A Winter Wonderland of Color by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, taking an exploratory hike, and making a craft to take home based on the story. All ages welcome. Registration is not required. For more information call Prairieview Education Center, (815) 479-5779 or visit www.MCCDistrict.org.
March 1, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Did you know you can ski/hike every night until 9 p.m. on solar lit trails at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock, (1/2 mile loop through prairie) and at Hickory Grove Highlands in Cary (a 1 mile looped trail through the wooded savanna). Sites open late during daylight savings time change. After March 8, 2015 sites close at sunset. For more information call 815.338.6223 or visit MCCDistrict.org.
March 2, 2015
Artists have been inspired by these intriguing birds for centuries. Only Owls brings together an array of 40 artistic representations in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and woodcut drawn from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection. Each artwork provides insight into the fascinating world of owls, while demonstrating the variety of approaches to the species taken by the artists. The McHenry County Conservation District will complement this unique art exhibit with owl facts and artifacts, offering a blend of natural history information and art appreciation. Winter is also a great time to study owls, as most are year-round residents that begin their mating and nesting season during this cold, dark time of year. Attend one of our owl-focused programs in the weeks leading up to this exhibit to learn more about the artists’ subject matter. Call 815-678-4532 for more information about the exhibit or call 815-479-5779 for program information.
March 2, 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Did you know you can ski/hike every night until 9 p.m. on solar lit trails at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area in Woodstock, (1/2 mile loop through prairie) and at Hickory Grove Highlands in Cary (a 1 mile looped trail through the wooded savanna). Sites open late during daylight savings time change. After March 8, 2015 sites close at sunset. For more information call 815.338.6223 or visit MCCDistrict.org.
March 3, 2015
Artists have been inspired by these intriguing birds for centuries. Only Owls brings together an array of 40 artistic representations in pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and woodcut drawn from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection. Each artwork provides insight into the fascinating world of owls, while demonstrating the variety of approaches to the species taken by the artists. The McHenry County Conservation District will complement this unique art exhibit with owl facts and artifacts, offering a blend of natural history information and art appreciation. Winter is also a great time to study owls, as most are year-round residents that begin their mating and nesting season during this cold, dark time of year. Attend one of our owl-focused programs in the weeks leading up to this exhibit to learn more about the artists’ subject matter. Call 815-678-4532 for more information about the exhibit or call 815-479-5779 for program information.
   
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