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April 2021

The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Mon, Apr 26 • 7:30 pm

Moon Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Wed, Apr 28 • 8:30 am

Wake up with Nature: Songbirds

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Wed, Apr 28 • 10 am

Story Trail at Bemis Woods

Bemis Woods-South • Cook County, IL 60558 (near Western Springs)
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Fri, Apr 30 • 9 am

Sagawau Science: City Nature Challenge

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Apr 30 - Sun, May 2 • 9 am

Going on a Gnome Hunt

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, Apr 30 • 11 am

Spring Wildflower Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Apr 30 • 6:30 pm

City Nature Challenge Sunset Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

May 2021

looking up at a large bur oak tree
Cancelled Sat, May 1 • 10 am

Arbor Day Celebration

Bunker Hill • Niles, IL 60714
Sat, May 1 • 1 pm

Wellness Walk

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, May 1 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, May 2 • 7 am

Spring Migratory Bird Watch Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a metal statue at Chicago Portage National Historic Site
Sun, May 2 • 9 am

History and Photography Walk

Chicago Portage National Historic Site • Lyons, IL 60402
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, May 2 • 1 pm

Flower Walk

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, May 7 - Sat, May 8 • 9 am

Going on a Gnome Hunt

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Scientists at Site A Commemorative Boulder
Fri, May 7 • 10 am

Walk & Talk: Red Gate Woods History

Red Gate Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, May 7 • 11 am

Mid-Spring Wildflower Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Fri, May 7 • 7 pm

Night Hike

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, May 8 • 6 am

Early Risers

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

Fitness Hike: Sag Valley Trail

Teason’s Woods • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, May 9 • 9 am

Haiku Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, May 9 • 10:30 am

Wildflower Walk

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Wed, May 12 • 1 pm

Wellness Walk

Thatcher Woods • River Forest, IL 60305
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Fri, May 14 • 9 am

Haiku Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Bridge and trail at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center. Photo by Christine Karge Dewey.
Sat, May 15

Day Hiking Leadership Training (In Person & Virtual)

Zoom Presentation
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, May 15 • 9 am

Haiku Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Virginia bluebells wildflower
Sat, May 15 • 9:30 am

Walk and Talk: Spring Wildflowers

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, May 15 • 1:30 pm

Spring Fungi Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, May 15 • 2 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Self-Care with Nature

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, May 16 • 9 am

Haiku Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, May 16 • 10 am

Spring Wildflower Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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