Fungi can come in all shapes, colors and sizes, and while the big ones across the forest floor can be amazing to see, it's the teenie-tiny ones that can truly take your breath away.
The village building is in the older section of Mokena, and the chimney swifts have been congregating there in the fall for at least the past several years.
Here's a little something to read while you're busy itching and scratching all those bites.
Barb Ferry has been volunteering with the district for more than 15 years, and one of the roles she plays is to match up potential volunteers with work that fits their interests.
It's not your common, everyday occurrence.
Where is your forest preserve 'Happy Place?' For staffer Lynn Kurczewski, it's the sled hill at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.
Preparation is key to survive the colder months ahead.
The Old Plank Road Trail was a decades-long project converting an old railway line to a recreational trail, and Mike Rzepka was there from the start.
The permits can be used at all of the Forest Preserve District's off-leash dog parks.
Coyotes try to remain unseen, hunting under the cover of darkness to protect themselves from being hunted.
Over decades, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has acquired a number of properties that include these manmade lakes.
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.
One of nature’s largest avian specimens have made 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.
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.
The Forest Preserve has received a ComEd, Openlands grant that will improve Hine's emerald dragonfly habitat.
These natural wonders are a great way to celebrate the small details in the forest.
Mother Nature's twists and turns can have a big impact in how the trees change in autumn.
If you enjoy the sight of colorful monarchs fluttering about, you're going to love the next few weeks.
When it comes to fungi that leave no mystery as to how they got their name, Old Man of the Woods definitely fits the bill.
Stock up on native plants during the 'Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale' on May 18-19 to help improve your yard and the planet.
We take a closer look at how planting native species provides huge benefits.
Joliet resident William Udrow shared his preserve passion with us recently. Read about his annual trek and his love for the Joliet bike paths.
While we often get the biggest reaction on social media from creepy crawlies such as colorful spiders and huge snakes, data shows you're searching for stinky and cuter forms of wildlife.
These birds are smaller than most falcons, known for their powerful flying and astute hunting abilities.
They eat constantly, fly in excess of 30 mph and weigh less than a nickel, and it's that combination which can make diagnosing and treating an injured hummingbird quite the gargantuan task.
Drinking fountains will be turned off starting October 15 as the District prepares for winter.
The secret to capturing stunning shots is right in your pocket.
The fall installment of 'Recycle Your Bicycle' was a success with 70 bikes being collected.
Want to go camping but you have no gear? No problem, thanks to a new 2019 gear rental program.
Veterans Woods reopens and picnic permitting resumes following improvement project.
If you like limbless reptiles, you're going to love the next few weeks.