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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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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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Weber Family's 'Happy Place': Hiking at Hammel Woods

After a health scare two years ago, the Webers cherish their nature outings now more than ever before.

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Army Corps, State Contribute $591,000 for Restoration Efforts

The infusion of funds will accelerate efforts to return forest preserve acreage to its natural state.

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Woodchuck Mascot Branches Out with New Website

Kids of all ages can discover more about nature and the world around them by visiting willyswilderness.org.

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Forest Preserve's Digital Marketing Efforts Earn National Award

The award recognizes the Forest Preserve's enhanced social media and website offerings, which have drastically increased public engagement.

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A primer for bringing your pooch to a preserve

Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.

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Heartbreaking Egret Photo Another Reminder of Dangers of Improperly Disposed of Fishing Line

We have an urgent plea for everyone: Please properly dispose of fishing line.

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Events

Happy Mornings Yoga and Hike

Start the day off right with some self care, beautiful nature and quiet reflection. 

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Night Hike!: Silent Bat Hike for Adults

As evening twilight descends upon the woodland, discover the diversity of bat species in Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.

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The Buzz

Too Many Mosquitoes In Your Yard? Attract Dragonflies

7/15/2020

Dragonflies can eat dozens of mosquitoes a day, so attracting them to your yard might help make your time outside more enjoyable.

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Quiz: Can You Ace This River Otter Quiz?

7/13/2020

Test your knowledge on this 10-question quiz.

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