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Glacial Park's wildlife focus of workshop

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:10 p.m. CDT

RINGWOOD – The wildlife of Glacial Park will be explored as part of the latest workshop hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District's People and Nature Program.

Wildlife Ecology: Living with Wildlife will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood.

White-tailed deer, coyotes and wild turkeys were rare or absent from the area before changes in game laws and cultural attitudes. The class will explore these changes, how ecological restoration has changed the wildlife of Glacial Park, how the conservation district manages wildlife populations today and how similar practices may enhance wildlife on private lands.

Part of the class will be outdoors so participants should dress for the weather. They should also bring a lunch and something to drink.

The program is for those 14 years and older.

Registration and fee is required by May 16. The cost is $40 for county residents and $45 for non-residents.

For more information or to register, go to McHenry County Conservation District's website, www.MCCDistrict.org

Registration is also available by mail and walk-in at Prairieview Education Center, 2112 Behan Road in Crystal Lake; walk-in only at Lost Valley Visitor Center, Route 31 and Harts Road in Ringwood; or by phone for free programs only at 815-479-5779.

- Northwest Herald

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