At one time, McKinley Woods in Channahon was a German prisoner of war camp.
A growing collection of research seems to be providing some proof of the many benefits of nature.
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.
Squirrels belong outside, and this video proves that.
What's more amazing: The fact that this bird hitched a ride or that the driver seemed to be traveling at a decent clip in Chicago's Loop?
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.
2018 picnic and camping permits go on sale January 2 at four Forest Preserve visitor centers.
A snowcapped cardinal was the top photo in December's portion of the Preserve the Moment photo contest.
Follow these tips to keep local waterways healthy.
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.
Vote online for your favorite 2017 Preserve the Moment photo contest finalists.
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.
It was one of the cutest airport security breaches you'll ever see.
The ruins that remain near Columbia Street tell a story of the city's century-old melting pot.
The 37-acre preserve contains a one-acre portion of the site was dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve and is the final resting place of the early settlers of Wheatland Township.
Tucked away at the southern tip of Hammel Woods, near the small dam across the DuPage River, is Grinton Grove, the site that William Grinton built a flour mill in 1845. The small settlement that arose around it was the origin of today’s Village of Shorewood.
A GoPro, a bucket of water and a parade of thirsty animals in the Texas desert is truly mesmerizing.
They took to it like a duck to water, naturally.
From wet raccoons to colorful flowers and a pod of pelicans, there was plenty to see and photograph in the preserves.
Animals don't think of mating as an act of intimacy like humans do, but one photographer has incredibly captured the most intimate video of bees mating that you'll ever see.
Plum Creek Nature Center staff say goodbye to Bud the ball python snake.
Simply put, chipmunks can be pigs.
The District has repurposed abandoned rail lines to recreational trails
Forest Preserve's 2018 balanced budget includes shelter and trail improvements.
Deer can often seem smart thanks to their senses of sight, smell and hearing, but that isn't always enough to keep them out of some seriously ridiculous situations.
Plum Creek Nature Center has a new addition to its animal menagerie, and we need your help in giving this beautiful lady a name!
Once extinct in Illinois, wild turkeys can now be found in every county.
The exhibit will feature 16 photos taken in eastern Will County by Don Sala, who has been a photographer for almost 50 years. Photos will be available for sale.