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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
'ARCY' paints a mural in 45 seconds 'ARCY' paints a mural in 45 seconds
VIDEO: Watch Ryan "ARCY" Christenson paint a giant mural of a Great Blue Heron in less than a minute. Read More >>
30 Nature Photos in 30 Days 30 Nature Photos in 30 Days
We're fortunate to get an up-close view of nature as we work in the field and shared a new photo each day in June. 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
First Monthly Winner Named in 'Preserve the Moment' Photo Contest:
The June winner will now be entered in the final round of judging when the photo contest ends on Dec. 31. More

Independence Day Holiday Closures:
Forest Preserve District of Will County Visitor Centers are closed Monday, July 4, except Monee Reservoir. More

Asphalt Trail Striping:
Centerline and crosswalk striping work will be performed on Forest Preserve asphalt trails, beginning this week. More

Photos: Arts & Nature on the River:
Hundreds of people came out to Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon on Saturday, June 18 for the Arts & Nature on the River event, featuring graffiti artist Ryan "ARCY" Christenson. More

Forest Preserve District Names New Police Chief:
Tracy Chapman of Shorewood will take over as the Forest Preserve District of Will County's new chief of police on June 30. More

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