On Saturday, October 25, we’ll hike the glen with mushroom expert Sam Landes from 2:00-4:30 pm, meeting at Jimmy’s Bar (located at 2801 W. Farmington Road in Peoria) and carpooling from there.
Sam visited Rocky Glen during our all-day celebration at Jimmy’s last July. On that hike he found dozens of mushroom species. We learned he was coming back to Peoria to do a Sunday program at Forest Park Nature Center. We knew then we wanted the opportunity to hike the glen with him and explore yet another aspect of its amazing biodiversity.
This hike will go up the steep trail to the top of the bluff and visit the moss-covered outcrops and hill prairies above the glen. It will be a moderately strenuous off-trail hike of 3 miles or more. Long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended.
Please join us.