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Child and Dog at Easter Egg Hunt by Glenn P. Knoblock
Black Swallowtail by Barb Sinicki Ferry
Snakes in a mating ball by Chad Merda
Toad in the water by Glenn P. Knoblock
Family at Island Rendezvous by Glenn P. Knoblock
Luna Moth by Suzy Lyttle
Kayak by David Rudofski
Family Flying a Kite by Glenn P. Knoblock
Spring Scenery by Susan Shanley
Highlights - Forest Preserve  Features
The Dog Days of Summer The Dog Days of Summer
Photo gallery: Check out these furry friends frolicking at Hammel Woods Dog Park. Read More >>
The preserves, in 360-degree photos The preserves, in 360-degree photos
These stunning, interactive photos are sure to inspire you to venture outdoors. Read More >>
Leave No Child Inside Leave No Child Inside
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is taking action to reverse the dangerous trends created by children's disconnection from nature. Read More >>
Reconnect with Nature Walks Reconnect with Nature Walks
Take part in the new "Reconnect with Nature Walks" program, which will be held on five Saturdays from May through September. Read More >>
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Events and Announcements
Whalon Lake Parking Restrictions for Music in the Moonlight Concert:
Parking restrictions will be taking place at Whalon Lake on Saturday, July 30 in preparation for the "Music in the Moonlight" concert. More

[VIDEO] The Ruins That Remain at Joliet Iron Works Historic Site:
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site offers a great opportunity to enjoy a short hike while also taking in local history. More

'Preserve the Moment' Photo Contest Runs Through End of 2016:
This year's Forest Preserve District of Will County photo contest has several new features including a new name, a longer time period, monthly photo judging and online participation. More

Peak Summer Days May Bring Problem Plants:
Summer is at its peak and many beautiful native flowers are in full bloom, but so are some of the poisonous or stinging plants that can cause problems when humans touch them. More

What You Need to Know About Playing Pokemon Go in the Preserves:
The Pokemon Go frenzy has been sweeping the nation and with miles of trails and dozens of preserves in Will County, there are countless places to play all while experiencing the incredible sights and sounds of nature. More

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