Byron Forest Preserve District




Fossil Hunt

Our quarry is a great place for fossil hunting! Once or twice a year we open it up to the public, and often find very nice specimens from Ordovician sediments dating back over 450 million years.  We'll have staff and guides to help you identify your finds. Bring a bucket and take home whatever you can carry. 

Where :     Meet at the Quarry behind the Land management Center, 6845 German Church Rd. 

Time :    10am - 1pm. 

Fee :        Free event 

Age :       6 years and up

Min/Max :     3/15


Please register by April 10th. 

Free Public Sky Viewing

Join us every Saturday for public viewing at the Weiskopf Observatory. 


Where :     Weiskopf Observatory :  7993 N River Rd, Byron.

Time :      Dusk unitl two hours after dark. 

Fee :        Free program

Ages :     All are welcome


This is a free public program and you don't have to register for it.