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Animal Encounter Events

July 2021

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

Turtle Time!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Jul 24 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Jul 25 • 10:30 am

The Buzz on Bees

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Jul 25 • 1:30 pm

The Buzz on Bees

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Jul 25 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Wed, Jul 28 • 10:30 am

River Monsters

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Thu, Jul 29 • 11 am

River Monsters

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Jul 30 • 8 pm

Nocturnal Creatures and a Night Hike: Owls

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
A rendering of new exhibits at Sand Ridge Nature Center, scheduled to open to the public in summer 2021.
Sat, Jul 31 • 10 am

Sand Ridge Campus Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Jul 31 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062

August 2021

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Aug 1 • 1 pm

The Buzz about Bugs: Pollinators

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Aug 1 • 1 pm

Reptile Rendezvous

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 1 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Thu, Aug 5 • 8 pm

Bat Chat

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Aug 7 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Butterflies in the Air

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Aug 7 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 8 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Thu, Aug 12 • 7 pm

Songs of Summer Nights

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Aug 13 • 7:30 pm

Bats!

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Aug 14 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Aug 15 • 1 pm

Bring on the Butterflies!

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Aug 15 • 1:30 pm

Meet our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 15 • 1:30 pm

Flight of the Bumblebee

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Aug 15 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Aug 18 • 7:30 pm

Inviting All Insects: Insects at your Headlights Tailgate Party

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Aug 20 • 8 pm

Going Batty over Bats Night Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on cardinal flower at McCormick Woods. Photo by Fidencio Marbella.
Special Event Sat, Aug 21 • 9 am

Hummingbird Fest

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Aug 21 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

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

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Sat, Aug 28 • 11 am

All About Beavers

Evans Field • River Grove, IL 60171
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