|BYNC is partnering with the FPCC for a “Hike the Preserves” series at the Skokie Lagoons
Gary Morrissey led a small group on the first “Hike the Preserves” exploration of the Skokie Lagoons as part of a new series hosted by BYNC and the Forest Preserves. He discussed the history of the Lagoons, including its creation by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and the Nike missile site established there in the 1950s. Gary also discussed the ongoing frog and bat surveys at the Lagoons.
The next “Hike the Preserves” event took place on Aug. 19. Two groups, led by Linn Carey and volunteers Dan Goodwin and Jo Ann Kimsey, hiked into the woods, passing the Turtle restoration site and current buckthorn removal area. We discussed the history of the Lagoons and ongoing habitat restoration projects to benefit wildlife such as turtles, ospreys and bats. More information can be found on our website, including historical photos from the FPCC that show the development of the Lagoons over time. Masks were required at the events as part of COVID-19 safety measures.
Join us for our next guided walks on Sept. 16 and Oct. 20. Sign up and find details for these and other FPCC events here.