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Event Series Event Series: Nell’s Woodland Winter Hike

Nell’s Woodland Winter Hike

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a guided nature walk by nature enthusiast Joe Jakupcak.

We hope to see you at Nell’s Woodland for our guided winter tour. This guided walk will be about one mile in length and will conclude in about 1 hour. Kids and families are welcome! We encourage people of all ages to join in the experience of this wonderful winter season. Enjoy a walk in the woodland with breaks to listen to Joe’s autumn facts, plant observations, and wildlife. We look forward to seeing you in the woodland. For additional information please contact us via phone at 815-331-1078 or by email at [email protected]. Spaces are limited! To register please use our Eventbrite.

Meet Your Guide

Marseilles native Joe Jakupcak is a hike leader at prominent ecological sites in the Starved Rock region, including Starved Rock Lodge and Dayton Bluffs Preserve. Joe also is a tour guide at Starved Rock Marina and is the narrator of sightseeing tours on the Ste. Genevieve Riverboat. Joe holds a B.S. in Geology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MEd in Science Education from the University of Missouri Columbia. With a career in science education spanning 39 years, Joe is known for infusing his understanding of geology and passion for teaching into his hikes, all of which are excellent educational opportunities for all ages. We are excited to bring Joe’s extensive knowledge, expertise, and devotion to the ecology of the Starved Rock region to Nell’s Woodland this winter.


February 24
10:00 am - 11:30 am


City of Ottawa
(815) 434-2737
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Nell’s Woodland
2000 Alexis Ave.
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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(815) 331-1078
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