A photo of a mink taken by Lemont resident Mike Daley is June's finalist in the Preserve the Moment photo contest.
Between wildlife and wildflowers, we're in a sweet spot for getting stellar photos to enter in the Preserve the Moment photo contest.
The Forest Preserve's Preserve the Moment photo contest runs through December 31.
The Forest Preserve's lineup is chock-full of art, nature and history themed events.
An action shot of cedar waxwings won May's portion of the Preserve the Moment photo contest.
Follow these rules to protect your pup and the preserves.
View hummingbird banding and nature-inspired art at this year's Hummingbird Fest.
The challenge runs through August 17, and birders are encouraged to have a 'big day' of bird spotting for a chance to win a pair of binoculars.
Every day in the preserves, natural selection and the cycle of life are carrying on and, oftentimes, people see it firsthand.
Make a plan to partake in some food truck fare before the leaves start to fall.
You know summer is just around the corner when the 'Food Truck Fridays' program gets rolling in June.
Ultimately, she hopes her work as a volunteer will help inspire others, including younger generations, to get involved with the Forest Preserve District.
There's never been a better time to hit the trails, snap some stunning photographs and then enter them in the Preserve the Moment photo contest.
Show your appreciation for this butterfly’s tenacity and check your monarch I.Q. with our quiz. You may never think about this popular pollinator in the same way.
A change order approved June 14 by the Forest Preserve's Board will pave the way for work at the preserve to be completed by late July or early August.
Discounted half-year dog park permits went on sale July 1 and will be available through October 31.
From landscapes, flowers and incredible wildlife shots, there was plenty to love.
This 1783 map depicts the region where the French fur trade took place.
Over decades, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has acquired a number of properties that include these manmade lakes.
This is a spectacle right out of a television wildlife special, except it is not in some far-off, exotic location, but right here in the Midwest.
Four properties owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District contain gravesites dating back to the 1800s.
Life can be hectic and we all could benefit from taking a few steps back from the frantic pace of the daily grind just to enjoy the finer things nature has to offer. And really, there's no better time to do it than on National Relaxation Day.
The secret to capturing stunning shots is right in your pocket.
One of nature’s largest avian specimens will soon be making a pit stop in Will County prior to migrating south for the winter.
There are miles of scenic paths where you can exercise and enjoy nature.
After a long migratory path, hummingbirds have finally arrived in Northern Illinois.
Give this bird an A for effort, even if it came up empty.
Look around, and you'll see many signs of changing seasons.
All it takes is a few minutes in the District's preserves to realize there are some stunning sights and sounds to take in.
Police officers deal with all sorts of situations on a daily basis, but this one may go down as the strangest — and cutest — of all time.
Smooth vertical surfaces can wreak havoc on bats' ability to process sound waves, causing them to crash head-on into buildings.
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.
What you don’t know about these scraggly-bearded giants might actually surprise you.
Halloween is right around the corner, but if you're looking for some nature-inspired horror shows at different times of year, all you have to do is look down while walking the trails.