Events

September 2020

Tue, Sep 29 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
Wed, Sep 30 • 10:30 am

Mother Nature & Me: Crickets Webinar

Zoom Presentation
open woodland at Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve
Wed, Sep 30 • 5 pm

Ecology Walk

Bemis Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60523 (near Oak Brook)

October 2020

red bat in a tree
Thu, Oct 1 • 10 am

Gone Batty Story Time

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Two honey bees. Photo by Jerry Attere.
Thu, Oct 1 • 10 am

Animal Encounter: Bees & Honey

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Thu, Oct 1 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Sullivan • Oak Forest, IL 60452
Sat, Oct 3 • 10 am

Animal Supplies Drop n’ Drive

Miller Meadow-South • Cook County, IL 60130 (near Forest Park)
prairie with oak trees in the background at Beaubien Woods
Sat, Oct 3 • 10 am

Community Day

Beaubien Woods Boat Launch • Chicago, IL 60827
Sat, Oct 3 • 10 am

Nature for Little Ones: Animal Coats

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 3 • 10 am

Restoring Nature

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sat, Oct 3 • 10 am

Oaktober Nature Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 3 • 10 am

Restoration Workday

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in summer.
Sat, Oct 3 • 1 pm

Restaurando la Naturaleza

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
a bur oak savanna
Sat, Oct 3 • 1 pm

Who Lives in the Oak

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
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
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 3 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
a painting of a northern cardinal
Special Event Sun, Oct 4 - Fri, Oct 9

Annual (Virtual) Arts and Crafts Fair

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 4 • 10:30 am

Woodworking with Invasives

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Oct 4 • 1 pm

Spidey Senses

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 4 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
#BirdThePreserves logo
Wed, Oct 7 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
A Forest Preserves staff member showing how to light a fire in front of a small group at a Camping 101 event.
Wed, Oct 7 • 10:30 am

Cooking 101

Facebook Live from Forest Preserves Camping
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Oct 7 • 10:30 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Wed, Oct 7 • 4:30 pm

Woodworking with Invasives: Buckthorn Hiking Stick

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Thu, Oct 8 • 9 am

Story Trail Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Oct 8 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
trees with orange and yellow leaves at Trailside Museum
Thu, Oct 8 • 2 pm

Fall Colors

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
salamander in dirt.
Fri, Oct 9 • 11 am

Life Under a Log

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 10 • 6 am

Early Risers

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
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
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