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September 2020

exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Sep 26 • 1:30 pm

Powerwalk the Burnham Greenway

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Party for the Preserves event logo
Sat, Sep 26 • 2 pm

Party for the Preserves

Kickapoo Woods • Riverdale, IL 60827
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Sep 26 • 7 pm

Earth, Wind and Fire!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Party for the Preserves event logo
Sat, Sep 26 • 7 pm

Party for the Preserves: Earth Wind & Fire!

Camp Shabbona Woods • South Holland, IL 60473

October 2020

red bat in a tree
Thu, Oct 1 • 10 am

Gone Batty Story Time

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sat, Oct 3 • 1:30 pm

Live Healthy, Discover Nature! Hike

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
#BirdThePreserves logo
Cancelled Wed, Oct 7 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
salamander in dirt.
Fri, Oct 9 • 11 am

Life Under a Log

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

Leave No Child Inside: Family Fun Day!

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Sun, Oct 11 • 1:30 pm

Meet our Birds

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Mon, Oct 12 • 12 pm

Creative Reuse: Fall Earth Art

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Oct 14 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
a trail and bridge at Oak Forest Heritage Preserve
Wed, Oct 14 • 5:30 pm

Haunted History Hike

Oak Forest Heritage Preserve-East • Oak Forest, IL 60452
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Oct 16 • 6 pm

Nocturnal Creatures Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
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
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