Learn some basic tips about how you should react if you come across one in a preserve.
'Woods Walk' returns September 1 and features 10 trails to explore at your own pace this fall.
Will you be the one to snap the next award-winning shot in our incredibly popular photo contest?
What you don’t know about these scraggly-bearded giants might actually surprise you.
Join the Forest Preserve's volunteer effort by pitching in during fall and winter workdays.
A 2.3-acre small-dog enclosure is now open for dogs 35 pounds and less at Hammel Woods in Shorewood.
Right now, we're at the peak stretch of monarch migration, and that's on full display along the Iron Bridge Trailhead.
Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.
Forest Preserve's 2018 balanced budget includes shelter and trail improvements.
It's a bald eagle tussle like you've never seen before.
A wide variety of work will begin or be completed this year leading to new trail segments, picnic shelters, benches and more.
The Forest Preserve's Preserve the Moment photo contest runs through December 31.
Raccoons may be smart enough to solve an ancient Greek fable, but one chunky trash bandit wasn't smart enough to see there was no way it would fit through a sewer grate.
Lock your car and hide valuables – or leave them at home – before you arrive at a parking lot to ward off this crime.
This spring and summer, volunteer rangers will be leading guided hikes in search of the national mammal.
Hike, learn about animals and nature, hear spooky stories and enjoy all that autumn has to offer.
Enter your best shots before the monthly submission cutoff for our incredibly popular photo contest.
In the end, the law won the squirrel battle.
Test your knowledge to see how much you really know about these amazing birds.
On #SquirrelAppreciationDay, let's give these little critters some love
Enter your best shots now to meet the Preserve the Moment September 30 submission cutoff.
Construction wast of Route 1/394 means those visiting Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve for the "Woods Walk" program will need to follow detour signs.
Dog park permits and camping permits will no longer be available from this site, and picnic permits for only Monee Reservoir's shelters and grove will be issued at the visitor center, which will close earlier this winter on December 1.
Fish, hike, boat and more at Monee Reservoir, a perfect spot for a summer staycation.
A section of the Whalon Lake loop trail that was closed since September has reopened now that a water diversion channel project has been completed.
Celebrate National Bison Day on November 3 with hikes, bison chip throwing contests and more.
Animal-eating plants seem like an idea ripped from a Hollywood movie script – 'Little Shop of Horrors,' anyone? – but carnivorous plants do exist, even right here in Will County.
Many people label any big, hairy dark-colored spider as a wolf spider, and while wolf spiders can be big and dark and hairy, they certainly aren’t the only arachnid to fit this description.
Where is your Forest Preserve 'Happy Place?' For Denise Steffen, it's a spot along the Hickory Creek Bikeway.
Fungi can come in all shapes, colors and sizes, and while the big ones across the forest floor can be amazing to see, it's the teenie-tiny ones that can truly take your breath away.
The village building is in the older section of Mokena, and the chimney swifts have been congregating there in the fall for at least the past several years.
Here's a little something to read while you're busy itching and scratching all those bites.
Improvements being made to the Forest Preserve police department's entrance will temporarily re-route visitors.
Channahon woman's photo of a mom and baby squirrel embracing at McKinley Woods is the fifth finalist in the eight-month-long Preserve the Moment photo contest.
Barb Ferry has been volunteering with the district for more than 15 years, and one of the roles she plays is to match up potential volunteers with work that fits their interests.