Monarchs & Milkweed Festival

Although the weather doesn’t feel like spring right now, we’re hoping it will at least warm up by our newest event of the year — Monarchs & Milkweed Festival on Saturday, June 23.

At this summer event, you are invited to come celebrate and learn about native pollinators and plants at our family-friendly festival, held at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve.

We’ll be giving away milkweed plants! There will be guided hikes in the prairie, crafts, butterfly house kits, live music, food truck and more!

Come join us at this free festival, from noon – 3 p.m.

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Tales & Trails Children’s Program

Listen to flower stories, sing songs and make rhymes with staff from the Geneva Public Library. Then, take a naturalist-guided hike where you’ll learn the names and colorful stories of native wildflowers.

This program is for children of all ages, accompanied by an adult. It’s held at Johnson’s Mound Forest Preserve, located at 41W600 Hughes Rd., Elburn. It’s on Wednesday, May 2, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Advance registration is required for this free program. Call 630-232-0893 or visit http://www.gpld.org to register.