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Southwest Cook County Events

October 2019

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
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
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
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
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
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Oct 20 • 1 pm

Fall Color Walk

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
a person taking aim with a bow and arrow
Wed, Oct 23 • 4 pm

Archery 101

Rubio Woods • Cook County, IL 60445 (near Midlothian)
two volunteers cut buckthorn with loppers at River Trail Nature Center
Sat, Oct 26 • 9:30 am

Restoration Workday

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
the slough at Cranberry Slough
Sat, Oct 26 • 12 pm

Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve Tour

Country Lane Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 26 • 1:30 pm

Fall Colors Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Scientists at Site A Commemorative Boulder
Sun, Oct 27 • 9 am

Red Gate Woods: Beginning of the Atomic Age

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Oct 30 • 10:30 am

Mother Nature and Me

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

November 2019

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Nov 2 • 1 pm

Lichen Lab

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Nov 2 • 1:30 pm

Naturalist’s Choice

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
extreme close up of a black swallowtail butterfly at Crabtree Nature Center. Photo by Edward Boe.
Sun, Nov 3 • 1 pm

Nature Sketching: Insects

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Nov 6 • 10:30 am

Mother Nature and Me

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Nov 7 • 10 am

S.E.N.I.O.R.S.

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Cap Sauers Holding on the Sag Valley Blue Unpaved Trail - photo by Kevin Coyote-Trust
Sat, Nov 9 • 9 am

Walk the Sag Valley Trail

McClaughrey Springs • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
a Conservation at Home evaluator in a home garden.
Sat, Nov 9 • 10 am

Conservation@Home: Composting for a Sustainable Lifestyle

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
People putting up a tent at a Camping 101 event.
Tue, Nov 12 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101 for Outdoor Youth Organizations

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
a person taking aim with a bow and arrow
Sat, Nov 16 • 10 am

Archery 101

Pulaski Woods-East • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
Sat, Nov 16 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves: Fitness Hike

Vollmer Road Grove • Cook County, IL 60478 (near Country Club Hills)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Nov 16 • 10:30 am

Slough Smorgasbord

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
A coyote at Yankee Woods.
Sat, Nov 16 • 1 pm

Predators of the Preserves – Canines: Coyotes

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Nov 17 • 10 am

Fossil Quarry Tour

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Tue, Nov 19 • 10 am

R.I.P. Stewardship Workday

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
two volunteers cut buckthorn with loppers at River Trail Nature Center
Sat, Nov 23 • 9:30 am

Restoration Workday

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Nov 23 • 10 am

Wellness in the Woods: Awakening Wonder

Swallow Cliff Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
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