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.
From wet raccoons to colorful flowers and a pod of pelicans, there was plenty to see and photograph in the preserves.
They took to it like a duck to water, naturally.
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.
Don't let winter keep you indoors; Forest Preserve trails are open year-round.
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.
Once extinct in Illinois, wild turkeys can now be found in every county.
The hatchling fossil is the most complete fossil ever found in Myanmar amber, with its head, wings, skin, feathers and a clawed foot clearly visible to the naked eye.
The slither. They climb. They freak people out. But don't worry, the locals are harmless.
It's an incredibly majestic and incredibly rare piece of video, courtesy of some hikers in a canyon in Lake Powell between Arizona and Utah.
A team of Forest Preserve employees will hit the trails this summer and fall to gather valuable information for trail users.
Bald eagles are some of most beautiful birds you'll see — and thankfully still can — now that they've bounced back after conservation efforts helped them come back from the brink of extinction.
They are magnificent birds, traveling and foraging in large flocks making them nearly impossible to miss.
With the weather getting warmer and spring wildflowers beginning to sprout up throughout The Forest Preserve District of Will County's many preserves, now is a great time to head out and start exploring nature and see what it has to offer.
It's apparently the season for animals getting themselves in all sorts of uncomfortable situations.
The bald eagle was minding its own business, tending to two eggs in the nest that's being monitored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Decades ago, rivers and lakes weren’t reserved exclusively for nature and recreation; they also served as natural ice factories.
While many humans will be indulging in romance on Valentine’s Day, some animal species are gearing up for their own late winter wooing.
A opossum with its head wedged in a hole at the Hammel Woods Dog Park was rescued Wednesday by a Forest Preserve police officer.
This snake isn't local, but that doesn't make the Tasmanian tiger snake's moves any less noteworthy.
Here's your chance to test your knowledge of these amazing animals.
Engineering will begin this year on another piece of the Normantown Trail in Plainfield.
The snake was recently acquired as a rescue animal after the nature center’s previous ball python, Bud, passed away after an illness at the estimated age of 30.
The nature preserve features a rare dolomite prairie habitat that supports threatened and endangered species.
In 2018, the Forest Preserve will begin offering discounted dog park permits to veterans and active-duty military.
The Forest Preserve District is diving into a regional effort to help save the state-endangered Blanding’s turtle from extinction.
The yellow garden spider is quite efficient when capturing its prey.
District receives financial reporting award for 22nd consecutive year.
The Nature Foundation of Will County donated $5,000 to the Forest Preserve District, which will be used to offset the costs of bringing three different traveling exhibits to the District's visitor centers.
The Forest Preserve is seeking volunteers for its new Citizen Science Bat Monitoring Program.
The bikes will be refurbished and donated to those in need by Working Bikes.