We've long known time spent in the great outdoors is good for you, but now we know exactly how much time we have to spend outside to reap the benefits. According to a study, spending two hours outside each week is good for your health and well-being.
Five bats in Will County have tested positive for rabies so far this summer.
High school students pitch in to help make the preserves pristine during hot and humid work week.
The lovely luna moth is prized by many for its beauty. But there's more to these moths than just their outward appearance.
The dog park permit discount will be 25 percent and it will be applied to the purchase of 2021 passes when they go on sale November 1.
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The preserves offer excellent canoeing and kayaking opportunities on our local waterways
One pedestrian bridge was installed recently over the DuPage River and another span is coming for Interstate 55 as work continues on a project along Black Road that will link the DuPage River Trail in Hammel Woods with the Rock Run Greenway Trail in Rock Run Preserve.
Barbara Parisi's Forest Preserve "Happy Place" is McKinley Woods, a site that helped her heal after a family tragedy.
Birds in Will County come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but it doesn't get any better than spotting a great blue heron gliding over a preserve or patiently stalking its prey on the ground.
The American woodcock is related to the sandpiper, but you wouldn't know it based on its behavior. Woodcocks are known for their unusual antics, including elaborate and sometimes noisy 'sky dances' and a weird walk to help them find food.
It's becoming an all too common occurrence that shouldn't happen at all in the preserves or elsewhere, seeing dead birds hanging from trees after getting tangled up in fishing line.
If you've ever caught a glimpse of a muskrat, it was probably near water. These rodents spend most of their time in and around water, feasting on aquatic plants and animals.
Another myth busted: Snakes are not slimy at all.
Isle a la Cache preserve, a site steeped in history, will be getting some modern upgrades in the coming months to improve visitor experiences.
Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise and there are miles of scenic trails to choose from.
It's not your common, everyday occurrence.
Preparation is key to survive the colder months ahead.
Coyotes try to remain unseen, hunting under the cover of darkness to protect themselves from being hunted.
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.
One of nature’s largest avian specimens have made a pit stop in Will County prior to migrating south for the winter.
There are miles of scenic paths where you can exercise and enjoy nature.
Look around, and you'll see many signs of changing seasons.
Police officers deal with all sorts of situations on a daily basis, but this one may go down as the strangest — and cutest — of all time.
These natural wonders are a great way to celebrate the small details in the forest.
Mother Nature's twists and turns can have a big impact in how the trees change in autumn.
When it comes to fungi that leave no mystery as to how they got their name, Old Man of the Woods definitely fits the bill.
We take a closer look at how planting native species provides huge benefits.
While we often get the biggest reaction on social media from creepy crawlies such as colorful spiders and huge snakes, data shows you're searching for stinky and cuter forms of wildlife.
These birds are smaller than most falcons, known for their powerful flying and astute hunting abilities.
They eat constantly, fly in excess of 30 mph and weigh less than a nickel, and it's that combination which can make diagnosing and treating an injured hummingbird quite the gargantuan task.
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