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.
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.
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.
This spring and summer, volunteer rangers will be leading guided hikes in search of the national mammal.
Artist Cheryl Holz will bring dozens of nature-inspired mixed media creations to Plum Creek Nature Center for a special 'Flora and Fauna' art exhibit in August.
If you – or more likely, your dog – find yourself on the receiving end of a skunk’s stinky spray, you can’t say you weren’t warned.
A public groundbreaking is set for 2 p.m. Monday, August 6, for an Army Corps ecosystem restoration project at two forest preserves.
The bird with a funky Elvis-like hairdo was photographed resting on a branch at McKinley Woods by Romeoville resident Mark Hanna.
This will be the best meteor shower of the year.
Two forest preserves are undergoing a multimillion-dollar transformation thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Forest Preserve District.
A closer look at what's on the ground provides clues to animal whereabouts in the preserves.
Repair work to replace the Wagon Bridge's support beams is now done.
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.
Shorewood HUGS donated $2,000 to the Forest Preserve District for the care and training of its K-9, Jullo.
Spring and summer bring the joys of warmer weather and longer days, but it also brings along a number of pests, such as ticks.
The bison herd at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington just got a little larger. And cuter.
This showy spring ephemeral is a sought-after sight for wildflower fans
We're proud to have launched Today's Bird, a Twitter account dedicated to the amazing bird photos from across Will County.
Here's another colorful sign of spring that may be popping up in your yard.
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.
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.