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Downers Grove

Lyman Woods Wildflower Walks set for May 3

DOWNERS GROVE – Volunteer Naturalist Lance Herning will guide two Wilderness & Wildflower Walks on May 3 in Lyman Woods.

One group of will depart from the Interpretive Center at 10 a.m., followed the second group at noon. The Interpretive Center is located on 31st Street, east of Highland Avenue.

“The most wonderful thing about a walk the first week of May is the typically incredible wildflower display in the south 17 acres of Lyman Woods," Herning said in a press release. "In addition, we have over 100 species of trees and shrubs in Lyman and that will likely be an additional focus for us, as trees are one of my favorite subjects."

Each group will be limited to about 15 participants.

Walkers will spend about 90 minutes exploring the woods and fields of the nature preserve.

In order to take part in this exploration of Lyman Woods, participants need to register in advance and are asked to make a small contribution to support educational activities of Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance. To reserve a spot, visit

The registration page will ask for the number of walkers in your party and an email address. A few days before May 3, registrants will receive an email reminder about the event.

Refreshments will be provided.

Pierce Downer's Heritage Alliance is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of Downers Grove. More information about the organization is available at

For more information about the Wilderness & Wildflower Walks, contact Ken Lerner at 630-915-0956 or

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