Peak fall color is due to arrive in northern Illinois by the second week of October. So, make sure you include Will County preserves in your autumn leaf peeping excursions.
Sign up for a Forest Preserve workday to improve the local environment and to get some fresh air and exercise.
Fall is in full swing, and if you're making it a point to spend some time enjoying the season in the Will County forest preserves, be sure to bring your camera so you can enter the District's Preserve the Moment photo contest.
Byron Morgan's picture of the sun peeking through an oak tree's branches was the top pick by judges. Eight monthly finalists are being chosen from May through December, and those eight pics will vie for top contest honors in January.
If you like limbless reptiles, you're going to love the next few weeks.
When is a forest preserve something more? State nature preserves are specially designated lands that protect a variety of high-quality natural areas as well as rare and endangered plants and animals.
To participate in the 'Harvest Hustle,' record your run on a smartphone activity app and upload a screenshot of your accomplishment to prove you finished the race. The first 100 to upload screenshots will receive free long-sleeved 'Harvest Hustle' shirts.
If you're counting down the days to a colorful canopy, this map is just for you.
Richard Fague is attempting to run every single trail designated in the 'Harvest Hustle' virtual 5K program, even though participants only have to run one to finish.
Vernal pools are temporary waterways that are teeming with life in spring, but our way of life threatens their existence.