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Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 1 - Mon, Oct 31

OAKtober Oak ID

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Two honey bees. Photo by Jerry Attere.
Thu, Oct 6 • 12 pm

Honey Bites – Virtual

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
a Native American dancer at Busse Woods
Special Event Fri, Oct 7 - Sun, Oct 9

69th Annual Powwow

Schiller Woods-East • Chicago, IL 60634
children roasting marshmallows at Trailside Museum
Fri, Oct 7 • 5 pm

Halloween Hoot ‘n Howl

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 8 • 10 am

Orienteering Part II: Set the Course

sugar maples at River Trail Nature Center in fall
Sat, Oct 8 • 10 am

Fall Photography

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 8 • 10 am

R.I.P. Stewardship

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 8 • 10 am

Family Fun Day!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 8 • 3 pm

What’s On The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sun, Oct 9 • 1 pm

Naturalist In the Field

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

Ah, Nuts!

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Oct 9 • 1:30 pm

Meet Our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 9 • 3 pm

What’s On The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Oct 9 • 7:30 pm

Moon Walk

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Mon, Oct 10 • 11 am

Sand Painting

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Mon, Oct 10 • 1 pm

Mammals on the Move

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Tue, Oct 11 • 10 am

Wildlife Connections

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Tue, Oct 11 • 1 pm

Earth Science Week: Soils, the Root of the Prairie

Facebook Live from Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Oct 12 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Oct 12 • 10 am

Wee Wonders: Farmer’s Day

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center building
Wed, Oct 12 • 10 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
the activity barn at Camp Sullivan
Wed, Oct 12 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Oct 13 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Thu, Oct 13 • 10 am

Walk & Talk

Black Partridge Woods • Cook County, IL 60439 (near Lemont)
Thatcher Woods Pavilion building
Thu, Oct 13 • 1 pm

Senior Fitness Walks in Thatcher Woods

Thatcher Woods Pavilion • River Forest, IL 60305
close up of a great horned owlet in the woods
Thu, Oct 13 • 6:30 pm

Owl Prowl

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Oct 14 • 4:30 pm

Are You Afraid of the Woods?

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 15 • 10 am

Dendrophilia: Love of Trees

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Sat, Oct 15 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Orland Grassland • Cook County, IL 60467 (near Orland Park)
mowed lawn at Miller Meadow with large trees with leaves changing from green to yellows and reds
Sat, Oct 15 • 10 am

Under the Canopy

Miller Meadow-South • Cook County, IL 60130 (near Forest Park)