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Butterfly Festival is July 29

The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host a Butterfly Festival on Saturday, July 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve.

The preserve is three miles southwest of Forreston on the southeast corner of West Grove and Freeport Roads. The parking area is off of West Grove Road.

The festival is an informative family-friendly event.

Hourly tours will be offered at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

“Illinois Butterflies and Moths” pocket guides will be distributed at no charge while supplies last.

Shaded areas and refreshments will be provided.

If the weather is questionable, call 815-938-3204 before 10 a.m. on July 29.

In the past, butterfly explorers at this event have identified 29 species of butterflies and skippers.

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