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.
The secret to capturing stunning shots is right in your pocket.
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.
These natural wonders are a great way to celebrate the small details in the forest.
The Forest Preserve has received a ComEd, Openlands grant that will improve Hine's emerald dragonfly habitat.
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.
A close-up of a carnivorous cannibalfly crushed the photo contest competition in August.
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.
See if you can ace the test.
Drinking fountains will be turned off starting October 15 as the District prepares for winter.
Action taken by the Forest Preserve Board will pave the way for another section of the Normantown Trail to be built in Plainfield.
Check out the GreenTown Will County event on October 26 to learn more about building sustainable communities.
The 2019 farm lease program has changed to include more erosion control measures and flexible lease lengths.
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.
The preserve had been closed due to road construction along Bluff Road.
Veterans Woods reopens and picnic permitting resumes following improvement project.
Help celebrate the state's 200th birthday this year by picking up a bicentennial passport at Isle a la Cache Museum.
If you like limbless reptiles, you're going to love the next few weeks.
At one time, McKinley Woods in Channahon was a German prisoner of war camp.
An 8-by-12 foot heron mural painted live in 2016 by Ryan 'ARCY' Christenson will tour four Forest Preserve sites this year.
Not only are hummingbirds inching closer to Illinois, but the great monarch butterfly migration is in full swing and they're also making some incredible progress toward the area.