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Recycle Your Bicycle at Monee Reservoir

The recycling program for old or unused bikes runs from October 3-15.

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Forest Preserve Workday Inspired by National Public Lands Day

Volunteers are being sought for the September 23 brush clearing and seed collection event.

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Whalon Lake Trail Section to Close Monday

A short stretch of the DuPage River Trail will be closed for several weeks.

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Fall color display is on its way

Mid-October could be the peak week for viewing.

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This Month's Photo Contest Assignment: Fungus Among Us

There's all sorts of fungus popping up in the preserves, offering ample opportunities to take the perfect shot.

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IDNR Goes Fishing for Information

When Illinois Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Rob Miller searches for fish, he doesn’t bring a fishing pole. 

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Forest Preserve Trades 'Fall Fest' for a Greater Focus on Local Nature

It's true that there's no "Fall Fest" this year, but rest assured that Plum Creek Nature Center is still providing a wealth of programs and events for all to enjoy.


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Four Rivers Receives Donation from ONEOK

The $4,000 will be used for a new field trip program.

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Join Us for One of These Volunteer Workdays

Enjoy being surrounded by nature, while getting some fresh air and exercise by attending an upcoming Forest Preserve workday.

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Forest Foundation Adopts New Name

Friends of the Forest Preserve is now The Nature Foundation of Will County.

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Munching Caterpillar Takes Top Honors

There was no shortage of great submissions in the August portion of the Preserve the Moment Photo Contest, but one shot clearly rose to the top.

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Pitch in to Pluck Seeds at a Preserve

Sign up for one of 11 seed collection workdays scheduled for September and October.

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Work Begins on DuPage River Trail Extension at Whalon Lake

Tree removal and bridge abutment installation were scheduled to start this week.

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Vermont Cemetery Preserve Access Reopens

Work on Wolfs Crossing Road near the preserve has been completed.

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This Week's Free Downloadable Wallpapers: Butterflies

Be prepared to be amazed by the incredible color on these tiny creatures.

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Wellness Walking Wednesdays

Join fellow walkers every Wednesday in the preserve nearest you.

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National Public Lands Day: Isle a la Cache Museum

Contribute to your community, support your local environment, meet fellow nature-lovers, and get some fresh air and exercise.

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The Buzz

Sometimes, Nature Stinks — Especially in the Fall


You can thank the neighborhood skunk, along with the time of year, for that unmistakable stench.

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Audubon Resource Helps Gardeners Attract Birds


The online database helps you make your yard an avian oasis.

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