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.
So far there appear to be no reports of sick coyotes in Will County. But it’s good to be aware of what is happening in case the contagious disease spreads to coyotes in the region.
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.
Dog park permits for 2018 can be purchased in person, by mail or – for the first time – online.
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.
At one time, McKinley Woods in Channahon was a German prisoner of war camp.
Chevron Environmental Management Co. in Lockport recently donated money to the Forest Preserve District that will be used to plant trees.
New research shows scientists may be able to transform human blood into deadly poison for mosquitoes.
A growing collection of research seems to be providing some proof of the many benefits of nature.
Squirrels belong outside, and this video proves that.
How did all these interesting creatures find their way to the nature center? It’s an interesting story, said Bob Bryerton, an interpretive naturalist at the site.
Many species are dependent on fire to maintain the habitat in which they live.
Shorewood HUGS donated $2,000 to the Forest Preserve District for the care and training of its K-9, Jullo.
Veterans Woods will be closed starting Thursday, April 26, for parking lot and trail improvements.
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 closer look at what's on the ground provides clues to animal whereabouts in the preserves.
We're proud to have launched Today's Bird, a Twitter account dedicated to the amazing bird photos from across Will County.
Spring and summer bring the joys of warmer weather and longer days, but it also brings along a number of pests, such as ticks.
A book detailing the national parks quilt exhibition that will be coming to the District this summer is now on sale at three Forest Preserve visitor centers.
The bison herd at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington just got a little larger. And cuter.
Called 'great blue' because of its unique size and blue-gray feathers, the great blue heron is also one of the most highly adaptable creatures of its species.
The Forest Preserve no longer accepts Christmas trees for recycling, but there are eco-friendly backyard options you can try.
In the end, the law won the squirrel battle.
Coyotes are incredibly smart and adaptable. But how much do you really know about these generally reclusive animals that are afraid of humans?
Test your knowledge to see how much you really know about these amazing birds.
The ruins that remain near Columbia Street tell a story of the city's century-old melting pot.