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.
Bat Week has arrived, which strives to raise awareness about more than 1,200 bat species worldwide and their pivotal role in nature.
The yellow garden spider is quite efficient when capturing its prey.
The 430-acre Laughton Preserve, located on Wallingford Road in Wilton Township, contains remnants of land that present a rich and colorful history.
The Forest Preserve is seeking artists for its 'Arts & Nature on the River' event in June; the deadline to apply is January 15.
A section of the Whalon Lake loop trail that was closed since September has reopened now that a water diversion channel project has been completed.
Work on an IDOT project along Black Road that will connect two Forest Preserve trail systems will begin early next year.
This is one part of spring that really stinks.
Allowing outside researchers access to the District's properties serves several useful purposes
New gravel is being laid down along a stretch of the Wauponsee Glacial Trail.
What a difference a day makes when looking at a preserve before and after a prescribed burn.
When it comes to birds you can see in the preserves, the American woodcock may be the most unique one you'll come across.
It's a bald eagle tussle like you've never seen before.
Individuals are needed to assist the public during fishing and boating programs at Monee Reservoir.
The Forest Preserve District's network of volunteers will be pitching in this spring to improve the preserves.
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the spotted salamanders that can be found in Will County.
Each year, birders in the area look forward to the summer return of the hummingbirds.
An American white pelican was injured when it became tangled in discarded fishing line at McKinley Woods.
Forest Preserve Volunteer Andrea Pletzke is so grateful that the District is saving open space for everyone to enjoy.
Sign up for free Nature Foundation of Will County native plant seminars this spring to prepare for the group's annual plant sale.
Federal, state and local officials will gather Monday at the Forest Preserve's Rock Run Rookery Preserve for an Asian carp harvesting demonstration.
Officials gathered Monday, March 26, at Rock Run Rookery for an Asian carp fishing demonstration that showed how the state and its federal partners are battling this invasive species.
Spend some of your Earth Day week helping Mother Earth at a Forest Preserve District program.
A short DuPage River Trail extension in Shorewood opens big possibilities for future trail connections in Will County and beyond.
We all can display some wild tendencies every now and then.
As long as there are some clear skies, January is going to close out with a rare heavenly trifecta for astronomy fans in the form of a supermoon, blue moon and lunar eclipse.
Clearing invasive species from the base of a tree can help the tree thrive and reproduce.
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It's fair to say things didn't go exactly as planned when a crew tried to rescue a raccoon that had been trapped on the ledge of a suburban Detroit building for days.
When the mercury plummets and the snow starts to fly, most forest creatures don’t head for the hills – they dig in for winter.
Eagle Scouts install bat houses at Kankakee Sands Preserve to provide roosting options.
All groundhogs are terrible weather forecasters, but they are some amazing creatures in other regards.
From fancy footwork to some highly choreographed maneuvers, Hooded Grebes surely know how to put on a show
Bridges of all shapes and sizes are sprinkled throughout the Forest Preserve District of Will County. But a trio of trestles is noteworthy because of the history, location and design of each bridge.
If you are fortunate enough to see the gracefulness of a great egret in person, you can thank early conservation efforts.