3/16/19: Spend the first part of the evening at Plum Creek Nature Center learning about the American woodcock, and then hike to watch for the courtship flight of the male.
Some of these GIFs will leave your head spinning, which wouldn't be a problem if you're an owl. But you're not.
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
The Normantown Trail Improvement Project includes the design and construction of 0.85 miles of trail from 111th Street to Rockwell Lane, just north of 119th Street in Naperville and Plainfield.
The 790-acre Forked Creek Preserve was acquired between 1974 and 2007. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
03/03/19: Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeeping.
A pact with Homer Glen that is coming to fruition this year benefits the Forest Preserve District, the village and Homer Glen residents.
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.
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.
The 525-acre McKinley Woods was acquired between 1931 and 2004. The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
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.
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.
A photo of a mink taken by Lemont resident Mike Daley is June's finalist in the Preserve the Moment photo contest.
School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
02/02/19: Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year.
The 372-acre Lower Rock Run Preserve was acquired between 1989 and 2003. The preserve is part of the Rock Run preservation system, which conserves more than 1,450 acres.
Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is located at 25055 W. Walnut Lane, off of Blackberry Lane south of Bridge Street, in Channahon.
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.
The 445-acre Hammel Woods was acquired between 1930 and 2011. The preserve is part of the DuPage River preservation system, which conserves more than 1,500 acres.
These little critters can make quite a mess and here's the photo to prove it.
Members of the public can go to Facebook and vote on the winner of our annual photo contest through January 17.
For nearly 40 years, 'Camp Crete' offered a well-rounded camping experience for all scouts at what's now Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.
02/08/19: Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year.
At one time, McKinley Woods in Channahon was a German prisoner of war camp.
The 1,541-acre Hickory Creek Preserve was acquired between 1942 and 2010. The preserve is part of the Hickory Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,000 acres.
Action taken by the Forest Preserve Board will pave the way for another section of the Normantown Trail to be built in Plainfield.
02/01/19: Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year.
The Tall Grass Greenway Trail travels 4.04 miles from Vermont Cemetery Preserve east to Naperville-Plainfield Road in Naperville.
The Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access Development project is planned to be a three-phase development of Plum Valley Preserve in Crete Township.
The 135-acre Old Plank Road Trail was acquired between 1992 and 2006.
Plum Valley Preserve access area and dog park also features a picnic pavilion that can accommodate up to 50 people.
2/13/2019: A variety of hands-on activities are offered and may include a story, games, dancing, art, a hike, other outdoor activities and more.
The 414-acre Donohue Grove Preserve was acquired between 2008 and 2012. The preserve is part of the Forked Creek preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.
The very special members of our community who share their time with us are known as Prairie People Volunteers.