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Woodcock Walk at Plum Creek Nature Center

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.

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

Normantown Trail Improvement Project

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.

Forked Creek Preserve - Ballou Road Access

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.

Meet a Beekeeper

03/03/19: Pick up specific beekeeping tips or simply learn more about the world of beekeeping.

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.

McKinley Woods – Frederick's Grove

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.

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.

Third Grade

School field trips and in-school programs are STEM strong and aligned with national learning standards, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Owl Prowl at Hickory Creek

02/02/19: Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year.

Lower Rock Run Preserve – McClintock Road Access

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

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center is located at 25055 W. Walnut Lane, off of Blackberry Lane south of Bridge Street, in Channahon.

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.

Hammel Woods – Route 59 Access

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.

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.

Owl Prowl at Plum Creek Nature Center

02/08/19: Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year.

McKinley Woods' World War II Connection

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

Hickory Creek Preserve – Hickory Creek Junction

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.

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.

Owl Prowl at Hickory Creek

02/01/19: Discover the natural history of the various Will County owls and why they call at this time of year.

Tall Grass Greenway Trail

The Tall Grass Greenway Trail travels 4.04 miles from Vermont Cemetery Preserve east to Naperville-Plainfield Road in Naperville.

Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access Development

The Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access Development project is planned to be a three-phase development of Plum Valley Preserve in Crete Township.

Old Plank Road Trail

The 135-acre Old Plank Road Trail was acquired between 1992 and 2006.

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.

Little Explorers

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.

Donohue Grove Preserve

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.

Volunteer

The very special members of our community who share their time with us are known as Prairie People Volunteers.

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