Events

October 2019

River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Oct 16 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
a woman walking with her baby at LaBagh Woods
Wed, Oct 16 • 10 am

Mommy and Me Trail Walks

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
a trail and bridge at Oak Forest Heritage Preserve
Wed, Oct 16 • 5 pm

Haunted History Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Thu, Oct 17 • 10:30 am

Nature Story Times

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a trail and bridge at Oak Forest Heritage Preserve
Thu, Oct 17 • 5 pm

Haunted History Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a small group at a Camping 101 event.
Thu, Oct 17 • 5:30 pm

Campfire Cooking Workshop

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a marshmallow roasting over a campfire
Fri, Oct 18 • 5 pm

Stars, Stories and S’mores

Erickson Woods • Cook County, IL 60093 (near Winnetka)
a marshmallow roasting over a campfire
Fri, Oct 18 • 5:30 pm

Stars, Stories and S’mores

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Oct 18 • 6 pm

Scary Stories in the Woods

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
#BirdThePreserves logo
Fri, Oct 18 • 6 pm

Owl Prowl

Jurgenson Woods • Cook County, IL 60476 (near Thornton)
Sat, Oct 19 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Fitness Hike

Dan Ryan Woods-North • Chicago, IL 60620
Sat, Oct 19 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Interpretive Hike

Plum Creek Meadow • Cook County, IL 60411 (near Chicago Heights)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 19 • 10:30 am

Slough Smorgasbord

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Oct 19 • 11 am

“Bone” Appetit

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 19 • 1 pm

Fall Color Palette

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 19 • 1:30 pm

Walk with a Librarian from the Palos Park Library

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Oct 19 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Nature’s Soundscape

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 19 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 19 • 5:30 pm

Oh, Deer!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Oct 19 • 7 pm

The Sky’s the Limit

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Cancelled Sun, Oct 20 • 9 am

Fall Photo Workshop

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
two girls painting a pumpkin
Special Event Sun, Oct 20 • 10 am

Fall Festival

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Oct 20 • 1 pm

Autumn Hues

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Oct 20 • 1 pm

Fall Color Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Oct 20 • 2 pm

Meet our Birds of Prey

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 20 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
#BirdThePreserves logo
Tue, Oct 22 • 6 pm

Owl Prowl

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Oct 23 • 9 am

Sand Ridge Senior Day

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Wed, Oct 23 • 10 am

Wee Wanderer Wednesdays

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
a Trailside Museuem staff member reading a book to children
Wed, Oct 23 • 10 am

Nature Tots

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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