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‘Frida Kahlo’s Garden’ Exhibition Runs Through March 16

The exhibition consists of iconic photos of the artist and her home and garden; reproductions of several of her paintings; and information about native Mexican plants, festivities, food and drink.

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Spice Up Your Surroundings with Succulents

Include a bit of 'Frida Kahlo's Garden' in your home landscape by adding succulents to the mix.

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What You Need to Know About Coyote Mating Season

Coyote mating and pupping seasons are near so it's important to take steps to prevent potential conflicts.

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Meet Shirlee, Our New Blanding's Turtle Ambassador

She's the latest addition to the Blanding's turtle exhibit at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.

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Become an Interpretive Aide or Event Volunteer

Interpretive aides present, organize and help develop educational and interpretive programs for school groups, youth groups and the public, while event volunteers provide assistance or a special skill at District events and/or programs.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ruth Meyer Wears Many Hats in Giving Back to Community

When Ruth Meyer retired after more than 40 years as a hair dresser, she made it a goal to give back to her community through volunteering.

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Before and After: Freeing the Trees at Plum Creek Nature Center

In order to let the good things thrive, it's important to manage the landscape and remove the invasives.

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Q&A with 'Frida Kahlo's Garden' Curator

Art historian Adriana Zavala discusses the origins of the 'Frida Kahlo's Garden' exhibition opening at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center.

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Hugging Squirrels Crush Competition in Photo Contest Win

Barbara Parisi of Channahon snapped the fuzzy duo at McKinley Woods.

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Forest Preserve Recognized for Financial Reporting Excellence

This is the 23rd consecutive year the District has received the award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

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Foundation Donation Supports Forest Preserve Nature and Arts Programming

The money will be used to support two traveling exhibits and a juried art show.

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Winter Weather May Impact Preserve Openings

For the public’s safety, some preserves may remain closed immediately after a winter weather event as District staff work to plow the roadways to make travel less hazardous.

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Forest Preserve, City of Joliet Collaborate on Rock Run Greenway Trail Extension

Planned path improvements are part of a larger project to extend Hollywood/Houbolt Road south to Route 6 and across the Des Plaines River.

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Wedding Open House Helps Couples Plan Eco-Friendly Nuptials at Four Rivers

Learn more about booking a wedding at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, including tips on how to hold a greener affair, at open house on January 19.

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Nature Exploration Kits Provide A 'Bit of Fun In A Box'

Educational resource loan kits provide tools, books, specimens and learning guides on 11 nature topics.

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Wednesday Morning Walkers

Follow the forest’s seasonal changes and enjoy light exercise.

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Woodcock Walk at Hickory Creek Preserve

Spend the first part of the evening learning about the American woodcock, and then hike to watch for the courtship flight of the male. 

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Quiz: Are You an Expert on Opossums?


Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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Don't Miss the Final Supermoon of 2019


Not only does Wednesday mark the official start of spring, but it's also a night where you'll want to turn your eyes to the sky as long as Mother Nature cooperates with clear weather.

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