Eco Fest

A new park district event proved to be a real hoot for local families.

During the first Eco Fest, experts from the Northern Illinois Raptor Center presented a live Birds of Prey show.

Families enjoyed a look at a barred owl, great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, and a North-American kestrel, the smallest falcon on the continent.

“I think it was really cool cause they were just like colorful and cool,”
said Ally Alford, a Naperville resident.

“I thought that the birds were very beautiful,” said Lockport resident Debra Bowman. “The handlers of the birds were very knowledgeable.”

“I like the great horned owl because I was wondering if it was the biggest owl,” said Johah Hammes of Naperville.

After the Birds of Prey show, kids also played games using recycled materials like cardboard & pop bottles.

Park district staff created Eco Fest to kick-off their summer series of nature programming and to promote being environmentally-friendly.

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