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Buzz on over to Plum Creek for this year’s ‘Bee a Beekeeper!’ course

Learn all you need to know about beekeeping during six weekly sessions.

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Search for regal raptors at Forest Preserve’s ‘Eagle Watch on the River’ program

The program will run for two weekends, Feb. 1-3 and 8-10, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center.

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Ice, ice baby: Q&A with 'Snow Day Fest' ice carver

Ice man Reynaldo Clemente will whip up a frozen work of art at Plum Creek Nature Center on January 20.

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Cardinal photo swoops in for photo contest win

Homer Glen resident John D' Agostino's photo of a northern cardinal at Isle a la Cache took top honors in the competition.

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I&M Canal Trail in Lockport reopens after soil remediation work

Bicyclists and pedestrians can now travel along the stretch of path that closed in early November.

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Vote for Your Favorite 2017 Preserve the Moment Photo

Voting is open on Facebook now through January 10.

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Forest Preserve Joins 'Salt Smart!' Effort to Keep Chloride Out of the Environment

Follow these tips to keep local waterways healthy.

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Celebrate the New Year by subscribing to 'The Citizen'

Each week the free, online newsletter offers valuable information about Forest Preserve programs, events and projects as well as nature and history.

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Cardinal Rules: Snow Bird Tops December Photo Contest

The bird shot bested the competition to become the eighth finalist to compete for overall honors in January.

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Forest Preserve no longer accepts Christmas trees for recycling

But Will County Green has good tips for recycling a tree in your own backyard.

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2018 Picnic and Camping Permits go on Sale January 2

Permits can be purchased at one of four visitor centers.

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Prowl for owls this winter

Mating season is underway, and it's a great time to listen and look for owls.

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Volunteer for A Winter Workday

Natural resource management workdays help keep the preserves in shape year round.

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Safer Trail Connection Coming to Black Road Corridor in 2018

The IDOT project includes bridges over the DuPage River and I-55.

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Whalon Lake Loop Trail Reopens

A project that closed a stretch of the DuPage River Trail that loops around Whalon Lake is now complete.

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Events

Nature Painting for Adults

 Enjoy this adults-only program using nature as our muse.

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Morning Bird Hike

Join fellow birders as we learn, explore and search for birds.

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The Buzz

What's the Better View: Fall or Winter at Goodenow Grove?

2/22/2018

We have to admit that they're both pretty amazing. But if you had to choose, which one would it be?

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10 Insane Wildlife GIFs for National Wildlife Day

2/21/2018

Some of these GIFs will leave your head spinning, which wouldn't be a problem if you're an owl. But you're not.

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