Birding can be a rewarding experience, but also tricky in getting those identifications just right.
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.
Red-winged blackbirds have a bad reputation ... but they're not alone when it comes to birds doing whatever it takes to make sure everyone knows where they stand in the pecking order of nature.
The Forest Preserve District is diving into a regional effort to help save the state-endangered Blanding’s turtle from extinction.
District receives financial reporting award for 22nd consecutive year.
The 430-acre Laughton Preserve, located on Wallingford Road in Wilton Township, contains remnants of land that present a rich and colorful history.
Bat Week has arrived, which strives to raise awareness about more than 1,200 bat species worldwide and their pivotal role in nature.
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.
Allowing outside researchers access to the District's properties serves several useful purposes
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.
Forest Preserve Volunteer Andrea Pletzke is so grateful that the District is saving open space for everyone to enjoy.
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.
Federal, state and local officials will gather Monday at the Forest Preserve's Rock Run Rookery Preserve for an Asian carp harvesting demonstration.
What a difference a day makes when looking at a preserve before and after a prescribed burn.
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.
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.
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