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Oregon Park District offering events in the great outdoors

The Taft House is part of Northern Illinois University's Lorado Taft Field Campus in Lowden State Park.
The Taft House is part of Northern Illinois University's Lorado Taft Field Campus in Lowden State Park.

Have you heard the familiar whooo whooo call in your backyard? Come out to Lorado Taft where you can learn the difference between the owls who live in this area and how to identify their calls.

This program includes a guided hike, with stairs, in the dark on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 7:15 p.m. The fee is $5 for residents of the Oregon Park District and $6 for non-residents. It is open for all ages. However, children must be accompanied by an adult. The deadline to register is Sept. 21.

Birding Hike

This birding hike is for those 18 and older who like to get up early to catch birds at first light.

This is a guided hike and we will be walking through the Taft Trails to identify morning birds. Bring binoculars, bird guides and walking shoes. This hike will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6-7 a.m. at the Taft Campus. The program is just $5 for residents of the park district and $6 for non residents. The deadline to register is Sept. 18.

Taft Campus History

Learn about how Lorado Taft and other Chicago artists stated an art colony north of Oregon on this tour of the campus.

See the historical buildings and art left that make the campus their home. This tour includes walking through the campus. All ages are welcome, but children must come with an adult.

This tour will take place on Friday, Sept. 25 and is expected to last about one hour. The tour will begin at 8 a.m.

The deadline to register is Sept. 23. The fee is $10 for resident of the park district and $12 per non-resident adults. Children between the ages of 6 and 13 years are $5 and $6 respectively. Those 5 years and under are free.

Register for any of these programs online at www.oregonpark.org or by calling 815 732-3101.