Events

Indigo bunting at McClaughrey Springs Woods.
Thu, May 19 • 8:30 am

Bird Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Indigo bunting at McClaughrey Springs Woods.
Fri, May 20 • 8:30 am

Bird Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Fri, May 20 • 5 pm

Printmaking 101

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171
american bullfrogs on a rock at Crabtree Nature Center
Fri, May 20 • 7:15 pm

Community Science: Frog Monitoring

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Fri, May 20 • 7:30 pm

Night Hike

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Sat, May 21 • 8 am

Chicago Veterans Ruck March

Miller Meadow-South • Cook County, IL 60130 (near Forest Park)
A hooded warbler at Swallow Cliff Woods. Photo by Jim Phillips.
Sat, May 21 • 8:30 am

Bird Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, May 21 • 9 am

Nature Story Trail: “Ruby’s Birds”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Sat, May 21 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
A wall of common buckthorn at LaBagh Woods.
Sat, May 21 • 10:30 am

Invasive Species Awareness Pop-up

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a family riding a quad bike at Eggers Grove
Sat, May 21 • 11 am

Nature Block Party

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
young child standing next to a toy coyote, tree and scavenger hunt clue
Sat, May 21 • 1 pm

North Branch Scavenger Hunt Series

Miami Woods • Morton Grove, IL 60053
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, May 21 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
children using dip nets in Thatcher Pond
Sat, May 21 • 1:30 pm

Pond Dip Discovery

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, May 21 • 3 pm

What’s on the Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, May 21 • 4:30 pm

Dinner is Served

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
canoes and kayaks racing on the Des Plaines River
Sun, May 22 • 8 am

Des Plaines Canoe and Kayak Marathon

Dam No. 2 Woods • Cook County, IL 60056 (near Mount Prospect)
A hooded warbler at Swallow Cliff Woods. Photo by Jim Phillips.
Sun, May 22 • 8:30 am

Bird Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, May 22 • 9 am

Nature Story Trail: “Ruby’s Birds”

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
hikers at River Trail Nature Center in fall
Sun, May 22 • 10:30 am

Spring Stroll

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sun, May 22 • 1 pm

Wellness Walks

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
white trout lily flower
Sun, May 22 • 1 pm

Spring Blooms

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
hikers at River Trail Nature Center in fall
Sun, May 22 • 1:30 pm

Spring Stroll

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, May 22 • 3 pm

What’s on the Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
A spring peeper calling
Sun, May 22 • 8:15 pm

Calling Frog Survey

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a painted turtle on a log at Burham Prairie
Mon, May 23 • 2 pm

World Turtle Day

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a group at a Camping 101 event.
Tue, May 24 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Reinberg • Palatine, IL 60074
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, May 25 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wed, May 25 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Columbia Woods • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Wed, May 25 • 10 am

Nature Storytime

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010