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.
In honor of Bat Week, get to know the eight species that call the preserves home.
During this time, deer tend to move about more freely, causing an uptick in collisions with vehicles.
Vermont Cemetery Preserve is closed due to railroad repairs along Wolfs Crossing Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Squirrels belong outside, and this video proves that.
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.
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.
Repair work to replace the Wagon Bridge's support beams is now done.
We're proud to have launched Today's Bird, a Twitter account dedicated to the amazing bird photos from across Will County.
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
Here's another colorful sign of spring that may be popping up in your yard.
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.
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.