Ready for an art adventure?!

This is a finders keepers, scavenger hunt, art giveaway!

The Message in a Milkweed Scavenger Hunt is an opportunity to explore and enjoy Lake County Forest Preserves and an artist’s approach to connecting our community!

This is finder’s keepers but we ask that you only keep ONE PER SEEKER, PER YEAR, please.

How to participate…

  • Starting on March 24, 2023 these milkweed shaped clay pieces will be “planted” in various Lake County Forest Preserves. You can check the blog or follow Message in a Milkweed on your favorite social media platform to get locations and photo clues of where to find them. There will be 27 “plantings” this year. I don’t expect plantings to take long this year. They will be pretty visible up in the trees this year and easy to remove!

Please register your milkweed at this link or complete the contact form on this page so we know they have been found! I will have an additional component to these art pieces for registered finders. Information coming soon!

When you have found one please also consider sharing your find AND the hopes and dreams for our community using the hashtag, #hopeflies

  • Enjoy the beautiful and healthy resource that is Lake County Forest Preserves and please Leave no trace!