Coyotes try to remain unseen, hunting under the cover of darkness to protect themselves from being hunted.
Learn what you should do if you come across a coyote in a preserve, especially during the mating and upcoming pupping seasons.
Seeing hummingbirds in the wild is a true delight, and you can attact these tiny birds to your own yard by stocking hummingbirds with food made simply by mixing sugar and boiling water.
Snowy owls are a prized find among bird-watchers, because the beautiful birds are a sight to behold set against a wintry backdrop.
The lovely luna moth is prized by many for its beauty. But there's more to these moths than just their outward appearance.
Next time you're at a local pond, resist the urge to feed the ducks and geese. They don't need our help, and we are actually making them sick.
The mysterious mink lives across Illinois, but are not often seen by humans.
The snapping turtle isn't hunted by many animals, but it does face many risks in the wild, including being hit by cars and having their nests hunted.
For nearly 40 years, 'Camp Crete' offered a well-rounded camping experience for all scouts at what's now Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve.
Barbara Parisi's Forest Preserve "Happy Place" is McKinley Woods, a site that helped her heal after a family tragedy.
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These birds are smaller than most falcons, known for their powerful flying and astute hunting abilities.
The dog days of summer are here, both literally and metaphorically. Be sure to stay safe outdoors during periods of high heat and humidity.
The 2020 special event schedule features a wide variety of offerings for all ages and interests.
Zombie snakes on the loose? Not really. These viral zombie snakes are just playing dead to protect themselves from predators, and they pose no risk to humans.
The Forest Preserve is offering a series of 'Forest Fitness' Zoom webinars in partnership with Fitness Premier of Manhattan in June, July and August on a range of topics including conditioning, walking/running, kayaking and bicycling.
Sandhill cranes are a magnificent sight, whether flying overhead or congregating in prairies and fields, but we often realize the birds are nearby because we hear them before we see them.
Knowing the difference between wild parsnip and golden alexander could save you from a painful, burning rash.
Both hummingbird feeders and wildflowers can help attract ruby-throated hummingbirds to your yard, but don't forget about including plants that host insects, another important food source for these tiny beauties.
It's a scene that plays out too often in the preserves, but it's important to raise awareness of how deadly trash being left behind can be to wildlife.
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.
Osprey or eagle? Learn what sets the osprey apart from other birds of prey.
As temperatures increase, so can sightings of these reptiles out in the preserves
Beavers' ability to build structures is one of the most significant in the animal kingdom and these animals are second only to humans in their ability to change the environment they live in.
As the weather begins to turn for the better and more people take to the preserves to fish, we have an urgent plea for everyone: Please properly dispose of your fishing line.
Many species are dependent on fire to maintain the habitat in which they live.
These sly creatures are skilled hunters and adaptable to many habitats and environments, including rural, suburban and urban areas.
With its crimson cap and stunning black and white wings, the red-headed woodpecker is a beauty among birds.
Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise and there are miles of scenic trails to choose from.
Want to see wildlife in your yard all winter long? The key is to make it a welcoming place for them to visit.
It's not your common, everyday occurrence.
Preparation is key to survive the colder months ahead.
Over decades, the Forest Preserve District of Will County has acquired a number of properties that include these manmade lakes.
Four properties owned and managed by the Forest Preserve District contain gravesites dating back to the 1800s.