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October 2020

a bur oak savanna
Sat, Oct 17 • 10 am

Walk and Talk: Celebrate OAKtober

Beaubien Woods • Chicago, IL 60827
Sat, Oct 17 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Sweet Woods • Cook County, IL 60476 (near Thornton)
Wellness in the Woods logo
Cancelled Sat, Oct 17 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Nature Poetry for Wellness

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
prairie with oak trees in the background at Beaubien Woods
Sun, Oct 18 • 11 am

Beaubien Woods Community Day

Beaubien Woods • Chicago, IL 60827
Open woodland with yellow leaves and sun going down. Photo by Irene Flebbe.
Sun, Oct 18 • 1:30 pm

Family Fall Color Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
great horned owl in a cottonwood tree
Thu, Oct 22 • 6:30 pm

Owl Prowl

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 24 • 10 am

The Great Sand Ridge (Tiny) Pumpkin Hunt

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a trail through the woods in fall at Palos Park Woods
Sun, Oct 25 • 1:30 pm

Out in Nature: Fall Color Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Thu, Oct 29 • 3 pm

Owl Crafternoon

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Oct 30 • 7 pm

Full Moon Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473

November 2020

two white-tailed deer at Schiller Woods. Photo by Deep Shah.
Sun, Nov 1 • 4 pm

Oh Deer!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
two red-headed woodpeckers in a dead tree at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. Photo by Joe Occhiuzzo.
Thu, Nov 5 • 10 am

Red-headed Woodpecker Story Time

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
prairie with oak trees in the background at Beaubien Woods
Sat, Nov 7 • 10 am

Beaubien Woods Community Day

Beaubien Woods Boat Launch • Chicago, IL 60827
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Nov 7 • 10 am

Nature Play Date: Autumn Leaves

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Nov 7 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Nov 8 • 1:30 pm

Meet our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Nov 11 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Nov 12 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Orland Grassland • Cook County, IL 60467 (near Orland Park)
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Cancelled Sat, Nov 14 • 10 am

Turkey Talk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Wellness in the Woods logo
Cancelled Sat, Nov 14 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Breathe into Nature

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Cancelled Sun, Nov 15 • 1:30 pm

Hibernation Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Tue, Nov 17 • 12 pm

National Take A Hike Day

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
a stretch of paved trail on the Thorn Creek Trail System
Cancelled Tue, Nov 17 • 1 pm

National Take a Hike Day

Plum Creek Meadow • Cook County, IL 60411 (near Chicago Heights)
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Nov 18 • 10 am

Open Nature Play

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Cancelled Thu, Nov 19 • 9 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
Cancelled Sat, Nov 21 • 10 am

Walk & Talk Hike

Burnham Prairie • Burnham, IL 60633
a group doing arts and crafts at Dan Ryan Woods
Tue, Nov 24 • 2 pm

Fall Crafternoon

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Cancelled Sat, Nov 28 • 10 am

Creative Reuse: Gratitude Jars

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
A sandhill crane in a wetland at Crabtree Nature Center.
Cancelled Sat, Nov 28 • 1:30 pm

Sand Hill Crane Migration Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
two painted tree trunk slices leaned up against a post at Sand Ridge Nature Center
Cancelled Sun, Nov 29 • 1:30 pm

Tree Cookie Painting

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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