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Autumn Equinox Twilight Hike

Schedule and Location

Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Big Rock Visitor Station (P-13)

Registration will open May 21, 2019.

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Celebrate the first day of fall with a guided hike through the Arboretum’s natural areas.

The autumn equinox is the day of the year when the sun is directly above the equator, making day and night equal in length all around the world. The autumn equinox has been recognized throughout human history with rituals and traditions, celebrated in various ways by different cultures.

Take part in a sunset walk on this special day. Hear equinox lore. Learn about the animals that are active by day and by night. Learn how the shorter days trigger certain activities in nature, and how the flora and fauna prepare for the winter season that lies ahead.

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Jeanette Joy, naturalist

Jeanette Joy is a Certified Naturalist and Field Studies instructor. She grew up loving nature and now loves to share it with others. She enjoys doing programs for all ages, from the very young to the young at heart. She likes to explore new places and also finds joy in the discoveries that can be found in our own backyard.

Course Details

Note: Held outdoors. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to walk more than a mile over uneven terrain. Limit 18

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