Don't let winter keep you indoors; Forest Preserve trails are open year-round.
The nature preserve features a rare dolomite prairie habitat that supports threatened and endangered species.
The program will run for two weekends, Feb. 1-3 and 8-10, at Four Rivers Environmental Education Center.
The Forest Preserve offers a wide variety of winter activities including sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
This 1783 map depicts the region where the French fur trade took place.
A $10,000 PetSafe grant will be used for improvements to the Hammel Woods Dog Park.
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.
The oaks were among 350 donated to The Conservation Foundation.
Prescribed burning is a way of mimicking the fires that used to occur naturally through lightning strikes or were set by Native Americans and early settlers.
Four properties owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District contain gravesites dating back to the 1800s.
Don't you just hate it when visitors drop by unannounced and open your front door?
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 Forest Preserve is incredibly fortunate to have volunteers like Bill and Jackie Kibler.
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.
Friends of the Forest Preserve has changed its name to The Nature Foundation of Will County.
Give this bird an A for effort, even if it came up empty.
The online database helps you make your yard an avian oasis.
You can thank the neighborhood skunk, along with the time of year, for that unmistakable stench.
Look around, and you'll see many signs of changing seasons.
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.
All it takes is a few minutes in the District's preserves to realize there are some stunning sights and sounds to take in.
Smooth vertical surfaces can wreak havoc on bats' ability to process sound waves, causing them to crash head-on into buildings.
Every now and then, District staff gets lucky when out in the field and comes upon some special creatures, and such was the case earlier this week.
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.
This is an earthworm that you've likely never seen before.
The Forest Preserve's lineup is chock-full of art, nature and history themed events.
Dog park permits for 2018 can be purchased in person, by mail or – for the first time – online.
A portion of the I&M Canal Trail in Lockport that closed in November has reopened.
When Illinois Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Rob Miller searches for fish, he doesn’t bring a fishing pole.
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.
These natural wonders are a great way to celebrate the small details in the forest.
Preserve water fountains and hand pumps are being turned off. Boat launches will close November 1.