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Aug
14
Wed
Birding, Native Seed Nursery Tour and Breakfast @ Rollins Savanna and Native Seed Nursery in Grayslake, with breakfast nearby
Aug 14 @ 7:00 am
Birding, Native Seed Nursery Tour and Breakfast @ Rollins Savanna and Native Seed Nursery in Grayslake, with breakfast nearby | Grayslake | Illinois | United States

Join us for a triple-header morning (your choice of one, two or all three events): a 7 am birding field trip at Rollins Savanna, a 9 am tour of the Lake County Forest Preserve Native Seed Nursery located on the Rollins property, and a 10 am breakfast nearby.

Registration required – see below.

7 am: Meet at Rollins Savanna’s Washington Street parking lot for a bird walk led by Beau Schaefer.

9-10 am: We’ll have a guided 9-10 am tour of the Native Seed Nursery, which includes a greenhouse, seed processing facility and nursery grounds, with a 5-acre mix of woodland, wetland and prairie plants located just outside the greenhouse. Rare and hard-to-collect seeds of different native species are grown there and used to restore native habitat throughout the forest preserves.

10:15 am: Breakfast at a nearby restaurant.

Email renabird3@gmail.com to register, and please specify which activities you will be participating in (field trip, seed nursery tour, breakfast). Limit 25 people with priority to Lake/Cook members.

Directions: From US 41/Skokie Highway, exit west on Washington Street and drive 6.8 miles to the Rollins Savanna entrance at 19876 W Washington. Turn right into the preserve and park in the lot. (Do NOT go to the Drury Lane entrance.)