Events

October 2020

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 24 • 10 am

The Great Sand Ridge (Tiny) Pumpkin Hunt

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 24 • 10:30 am

Adaptation Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a footpath through open woods at Arie Crown Forest
Sat, Oct 24 • 11 am

Restoration Highlight Hike

Sundown Meadow • Countryside, IL 60525
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Oct 24 • 1 pm

Hibernation or Dormancy?

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sat, Oct 24 • 1:30 pm

Let’s Talk Owls

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 24 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Sat, Oct 24 • 6 pm

Hoot n’ Howl: Creatures of the Night Flashlight Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a large bonfire
Sat, Oct 24 • 6:30 pm

River Trail Nightlife: Scary Stories & Scavenger Hunt

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Open woodland with yellow leaves and sun going down. Photo by Irene Flebbe.
Sun, Oct 25 • 10 am

Fall Color Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 25 • 10 am

The UnHaunted Forest

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
grasshopper on a fence post
Sun, Oct 25 • 1 pm

Insects and the Afterlife

Zoom Presentation
a trail through the woods in fall at Palos Park Woods
Sun, Oct 25 • 1:30 pm

Out in Nature: Fall Color Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 25 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Tue, Oct 27 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Oct 28 • 10:30 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wed, Oct 28 • 10:30 am

Mother Nature & Me

Zoom Presentation
woodland at Country Lane Woods
Thu, Oct 29 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves

Country Lane Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
Thu, Oct 29 • 3 pm

Owl Crafternoon

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
sugar maples with bright yellow leaves at Lake Avenue Woods-East
Thu, Oct 29 • 3:30 pm

Halloween Family Photography Night

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Thu, Oct 29 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Reinberg • Palatine, IL 60074
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Oct 30 • 10:30 am

Creature Feature

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Oct 30 • 12 pm

Día de Lotería en la Escuelita Roja (Day of the dead celebration event)

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Oct 30 • 7 pm

Full Moon Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Fri, Oct 30 • 7 pm

(Almost) Full Moon Hike

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sat, Oct 31 • 11 am

Spooky, Slithery, and Slimy

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 31 • 1 pm

Fall Hike

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 31 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 31 • 6:30 pm

Full Moon Night Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

November 2020

Heart Your Park Day of Service logo
Sun, Nov 1 • 9 am

Heart Your Park Service Day

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Nov 1 • 9 am

Waterfowl Watch

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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