Get Up Close and Personal with Aquatic Life at Tyler Creek Forest Preserve

Get Up Close and Personal with Aquatic Life at Tyler Creek Forest Preserve

Cool off this summer by dipping your toes in the water and enjoying a naturalist guided creek exploration.

Join the Kane County Forest Preserve District as it observes aquatic life in its natural habitat and wade through the waters at Tyler Creek Forest Preserve. You’ll see watery life up close and personal and explore the watery world of creeks. Be sure to wear shorts and bring an extra pair of shoes for wading!

This program is for people age 5 and older and adults must accompany children in the water. Registration fee is $2 per person. Call 630-444-3190 or email to register.

The creek exploration will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, Tyler Creek Forest Preserve is located at 401 Davis Road, Elgin.

For more information, or to view a full list of upcoming Forest Preserve programs, visit

SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District press release

About Tyler Creek Forest Preserve

The gravel-sand bottomed Tyler Creek is the centerpiece of this fine example of multipurpose urban open space. The Tyler Creek Preserve along with Elburn, Johnson Mound, and Bliss Woods was the original Forest Preserve District. The city of Elgin now surrounds this once rural setting. Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 9.15.56 AMSewer and water are now supplied to the site. Elgin police assist us with patrols and schools use the site for educational purposes year round. Judson College is our down stream neighbor.

The site is characterized by Tyler Creek and its floodplain with Oak-Hickory forests on the steep slopes. The Forest Preserve Staff has begun a habitat restoration program for the site resulting in the appearance of a number of rare plants. The site has been used by the Staff for spring wildflower walks for the enjoyment and education of the public. The Tyler Creek extension of the bike trail was installed in 1991 and has become a popular starting point for trail users.

Tyler Creek is located at the intersection of Route 31 and Davis Road in Elgin. A creek runs through the preserves. This preserve has hiking trails, ball diamonds, and an excellent picnic area.

SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District website

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