Explore St. James After Dark on Feb. 14

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites trail trekkers to listen for the sounds of wildlife at night and see historic buildings illuminated for the evening during “St. James Farm After Dark” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. James Farm Forest Preserve in Warrenville.

“This program offers two special opportunities: experiencing a forest preserve after normal closing hours and traveling snowy trails that will be groomed just for the event,” says Nate Hambel, a senior ranger with the district and one of the program’s organizers, in a press release.

“St. James Farm After Dark” is free, but adults must accompany children younger than 18. Participants can use their own cross-country skis or snowshoes or travel by foot. Snowshoes will be available for rent for $5 per person, which requires advance reservation by calling visitor services weekdays at 630-933-7248. A warming fire will be available. Participants should use St. James Farm’s main entrance on Winfield Road north of Butterfield Road.