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Summer Guided Hikes & Pioneer Days

June 25 - August 28

Our naturalists will lead you on an fun-filled adventure through our guided hikes. This summer, you can hike Forest Park Nature Center and Tawny Oaks Field Station.

Pollinator Walk: 6/25, 10-11am, FPNC

Lightning Bugs!: 6/25, 8-9pm, FPNC

Lightning Bugs!: 7/1, 8-9pm, FPNC

Summer Bird Hike: 7/9, 10-11:30am, FPNC

Prairie Wildflower Walk: 7/20, 10-11am, Tawyn Oaks Field Station

Hike to the Hill Prairie: 7/30, 9-10:30am, FPNC


Each month we will also have a Pioneer Day out at Sommer Farm. Step back in time to 1855 Peoria County & see how pioneer families lived their daily lives. View 1850 Koerner Cemetery, schoolhouse, homestead & barn.

Pioneer Gardening: 6/26, 1-4pm

Laundry in the 1850’s: 7/31, 1-4pm

Koerner Family Cemetery Walk: 8/28, 1-4pm


June 25
August 28
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1125 W. Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614 United States
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(309) 682-1200