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.
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Visitor Center Amenities
The Plum Creek Nature Center offers visitors a place to explore the natural world, with hands-on exhibits in addition to a natural playscape for outdoor educational experiences, featuring a pollinator garden, rain garden, and interactive play elements. The Nature Center also features a bird observation area, including birdhouses fitted with "Spy-On-A-Bird" cameras. View
footage from a recent wren family nest on our YouTube
The Nature Center features a gift shop, where visitors can purchase recycled banner bags, honey, nature-related T-shirts, books, and novelties. Free District
publications and trail maps are also available.
The following permits are available for purchase at the Nature Center:
A variety of fun and educational public programs are hosted at Plum Creek Nature Center throughout the year, including bird hikes and astronomy programs. The Nature Center also features the annual "Goodenow Grove Fall Fest" event in September. View upcoming programs and events.
Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock
Plum Creek Nature Center is located at 27064 S. Dutton Road, north of Goodenow Road in Beecher.