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‘Frida Kahlo’s Garden’ Exhibition opens January 29 at Four Rivers

An exhibition that explores the relationship between nature and artist Frida Kahlo, one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, will open January 29 at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center.

Forest Preserve District Unveils 2019 Lineup of Special Events

Mark your calendar now for an exciting lineup of special Forest Preserve events coming in 2019.

Naperville Woman’s Sunset Shot Shines with December Photo Contest Win

Naperville woman's sunset shot at Whalon Lake wins December portion of photo contest.

Applications Sought for Spring Art Show

Applications are being sought for the Forest Preserve's inaugural juried art show.

Romeoville Man's Heron Photo Wins July Portion of Photo Contest

The bird with a funky Elvis-like hairdo was photographed resting on a branch at McKinley Woods by Romeoville resident Mark Hanna.

Do Not Disturb: Eagle Watching Tips and Guidelines

Take care to not disturb the birds as you attempt to watch or photograph these amazing creatures.

Two birds in the bush win May's portion of photo contest

An action shot of cedar waxwings won May's portion of the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

A primer for bringing your pooch to a preserve

Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.

Get Outdoors This Winter to Preserve Your Physical and Mental Health

Don't let winter keep you stuck indoors. Protect your health by participating in the Forest Preserve's many winter recreation options.

Caught on Video: Bald Eagle Attacks Nesting Bald Eagle

The bald eagle was minding its own business, tending to two eggs in the nest that's being monitored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Don't Miss the Deadline for November's Preserve the Moment Photo Contest

Enter your best shots before November's submission cutoff for our incredibly popular photo contest.

2019 Camping and Picnicking Permits Now on Sale

Picnicking and camping permits will be available online for the first time when 2019 permits go on sale January 2.

Public Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for 'Frida Kahlo's Garden' Exhibition

The 'Frida Kahlo's Garden' exhibition will open with a public ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 29.

Farm Lease Program Changes Protect Soil for Future Restoration

The 2019 farm lease program has changed to include more erosion control measures and flexible lease lengths.

Slithering Snake Snares October Photo Contest Win

The snake was spotted on a bridge along the I&M Canal Trail in Lockport.

Normantown Road Finding New Life as Hiking, Biking Trail

Engineering will begin this year on another piece of the Normantown Trail in Plainfield.

Frankfort Man’s Cannibalfly Close-Up Wins August Portion of Photo Contest

A close-up of a carnivorous cannibalfly crushed the photo contest competition in August.

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Coyotes?

See if you can ace the test.

10 Insane Wildlife GIFs for National Wildlife Day

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

Groundbreaking Signals Next Phase of Normantown Trail Project

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will extend Normantown Trail 0.85-mile from 111th Street in Naperville south to Rockwell Lane in Plainfield

Fiddyment Creek Pact Enlarges Preserve, Provides Trail Seed Money

A pact with Homer Glen that is coming to fruition this year benefits the Forest Preserve District, the village and Homer Glen residents.

'Most Beautiful' Meteor Shower of the Year Coming This Weekend

Even though it won't be as impressive as the summer's Perseid meteor shower, NASA officials say there should be about 15-20 meteors per hour that can be seen.

Shelf Fungi Shine in November Portion of Photo Contest

Pumpkin-colored shelf fungi climbing a tree at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve took top honors in November's portion of the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

Heartwarming 'Hug' Embraces Top Honors for September Photo Contest

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.

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

Contributions totaling $591,000 from the U.S. Army Corps and a state wildlife fund will help accelerate Forest Preserve restoration efforts at four preserves.

Mink with an itch wins June's portion of photo contest

A photo of a mink taken by Lemont resident Mike Daley is June's finalist in the Preserve the Moment photo contest.

Homer Glen Man Checks Pool, Finds 'Thousands' of Tadpoles

We get our fair share of calls about wildlife, but right out of the gate it was clear this wasn't going to be the standard call.

What Squirrels Did Under the Hood of This Car is Just Plain Nuts

These little critters can make quite a mess and here's the photo to prove it.

You Can Pick the Winner in Our 2018 Preserve the Moment Photo Contest

Members of the public can go to Facebook and vote on the winner of our annual photo contest through January 17.

Before it was Goodenow Grove

For nearly 40 years, 'Camp Crete' offered a well-rounded camping experience for all scouts at what's now Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.

McKinley Woods' World War II Connection

At one time, McKinley Woods in Channahon was a German prisoner of war camp.

Bid Approved, Groundbreaking Set for Normantown Trail Addition

Action taken by the Forest Preserve Board will pave the way for another section of the Normantown Trail to be built in Plainfield.

Plum Valley Preserve Access Area and Dog Park is Now Open

Plum Valley Preserve access area and dog park also features a picnic pavilion that can accommodate up to 50 people.

This Carnivorous Plant has an Appetite for Bugs

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.

Wolf Spiders: Often Accused, Rarely Guilty

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.

Denise Steffen’s ‘Happy Place’: Mighty oaks along the Hickory Creek Bikeway

Where is your Forest Preserve 'Happy Place?' For Denise Steffen, it's a spot along the Hickory Creek Bikeway.

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