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OAKtober event planned for Oct. 6

RIVERWOODS – Nature walking tours, crafts for children, a tree and shrub sale, and learning how to identify and plant trees are included in the lineup for the OAKtober Celebration and Native Tree and Shrub Sale that takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods.

Many educational options are available. “Tree Planting 101” and “Native Flowers and Grasses” are offered at 9, 9:30 a.m., 2 and 2:30 p.m. inside Ryerson’s Welcome Center. The sessions are free and registration is not required.

The native tree and shrub sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Welcome Center. Experts are available to help visitors select the right mix for their yard. 

Nature walking tours designed to explore Ryerson’s woodlands begin at 11 a.m.

Crafts, a touch-table and kid-friendly nature activities help introduce the entire family to oak trees and the animals that depend upon them. These free events run from 1 to 4 p.m.  

Fall color and tree ID walks set off at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Participants can explore the woods and fall colors as experts share tips to help identify trees.

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