Natural history field class set for Bliss Woods

By on May 28, 2009

Naturalist Mary Ochsenschlager will lead a field class on the natural history of Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove on Thursday, June 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The fee is $10 per person. The class is part of the Learn from the Experts series of adult ecology classes sponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, the St. Charles Park District, the Geneva Park District and the Fox Valley Park District.

Ochsenschlager, recently retired from the St. Charles Park District, is an active steward at Bliss Woods and has in-depth knowledge of the site. The class will include an overview of the geologic history of the area, the changing landscape, its flora and fauna, and restoration management of the site.

Bliss Woods Forest Preserve is located at 5S660 Bliss Road, Sugar Grove. To register, call (847) 741-8350 or e-mail