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Accessible Tree Identification

  • August 27, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Oakdale Nature Preserve

Inspired by, Northwest Illinois Audubon Society (NIAS) and Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) are committed to ensuring that the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, and safe to everyone! Ken Beach, NIFA President, will be leading the group on a beginning tree identification outing using the 1/3-mile hard-packed accessible trail at Oakdale Nature Preserve. Ken will share tree characteristics to help participants identify the many different tree species in our area. Audubon members will help identify birds as well! Everyone is welcome! No previous experience necessary!

Accessible parking, benches, and bathrooms are available at the preserve. There will be signage with "Audubon Event" for directions. If you have any questions about the preserve and/or accommodation requests, please call the number above or email

Meet at the new parking lot / picnic shelter 

at Oakdale Nature Preserve, 4433 S. Cranes Rd. Freeport.

Register with Juliet at 201-233-0946; Event is limited to 15 participants

• For questions or inquiries, send email to website admin

• To submit membership applications or renewal dues,

mail to NIFA Treasurer, 9098 East Canyon Rd, Apple River, IL   61001

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