Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve and Youth Camp.
The mission of Western Illinois Nature Group (WING) is to support Blackthorn Hill Nature Preserve and to provide outdoor experiences to the public for education and appreciation of nature.
As a member of WING, you receive many benefits.
Thanks to our Volunteers on May 21!!! Several trees are now away from the roads, the gutter is back up on the cabin and the Boy Scout wooden chairs are out of the shed for summer. A couple of us plan to stain the chairs and picnic tables as well as the cabins. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help. Below is the list of other things still needing done.
1. Clear wild garlic along the creek.
2. Move building materials from the cabin shelter rafters to the maintenance building
Blackthorn Hill is a 110 acre Nature Preserve that is open to the public from dawn until dusk. Please be respectful of nature, of others and of our neighbors. Please haul out your own trash. There is no trash pickup at Blackthorn Hill. You can walk your dog on a leash at Blackthorn Hill. Just please be respectful of others, responsible for your pet and pick up after anything left behind by them. Thanks!
The main hiking trail is marked from the activity area to and through the old woods and to the cabins. If you see a post painted yellow, you are moving away from the Activity Area. If you are seeing green paint, you are heading back. This trail goes past or around the butterfly garden, the prairie and around the old woods and back.
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