Saturday kicked off a series of Winter Wonder Walks at the forest park nature center in Peoria heights. Hikers ventured out into the snowy cold in hopes of sighting an eagle, deer, or even just some tracks in the winter white.
Organizer Susie Grana Ingram said it's a great activity for people who want to get active outdoors even in the winter, and that it helps the younger hikers appreciate the environment.
"Morning is good because wildlife tends to be active in the morning right when the sun comes up. They've been sleeping all right so we kind of like to get people outside in winter. Obviously people like to be outside when it's warm out, but actually winter can be a pretty exciting time too," Ingram said.
The next Winter Wonder Walk is on February 2nd. You can also get outside at night for an Owl Prowl, the next one is Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m.