Thank you for joining The Mecca Center Family Programming Committee’s wonderful outing on Sunday, September 15 at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve in Darien, Illinois.

We welcomed the fall season with a trail hike guided by Mecca Center leaders. A number of families and friends participated in this special program that brought our community together to appreciate nature. Community members had the opportunity to enjoy the lush, local forests, sights and sounds of wildlife, as well as the amazing Rocky Glen Waterfall!

Did you know? Waterfall Glen’s prairies, savannas and oak-maple woodlands contain 740 native plants species, 75 percent of all the plants known to grow naturally in DuPage County. As a result of this rich variety, more than 300 species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles and another 300 of invertebrates use the forest preserve either year-round or during their migrations. (Source: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County)