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Groundhog Day Hike at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve

Jan 22, 2019 01:39PM ● By Hannah Ott

Geneva - Join the Forest Preserve District of Kane County on a search to find a groundhog at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve on February 2. The hike is on a Saturday from 10-11am at the forest preserve located at 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles.

The sleepy critter, also known as a woodchuck or whistlepig, is among the few native hibernators in the area. Enjoy a hike in the woods to look for their tracks, talk about hibernation and learn about their role in ecology. You might even see a groundhog looking at its shadow.

All ages are welcome to this free, nature program. Advance registration is required: 630-444-3190

Visit or find them on social media by searching @forestpreserve. 

Source: Brittany Kovach, Community Affairs Specialist 630-232-5980 and photo by