Events

October 2020

Bird and fall color at Skokie Lagoons
Sat, Oct 10 • 10 am

Fall Color Hike

Camp Pine Woods • Cook County, IL 60056 (near Mount Prospect)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 10 • 10:30 am

R.I.P. Stewardship

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Monarch butterflies roosting in a cottonwood tree at Orland Grassland
Sat, Oct 10 • 12 pm

Día las Monarcas

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 10 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Trailside Museum building in River Forest
Sun, Oct 11 • 11 am

Autumn Seeds

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Sun, Oct 11 • 12 pm

Composting for Kids

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
Pin oak in fall. Photo by Jane Balaban.
Sun, Oct 11 • 1 pm

What Oak is This?

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sun, Oct 11 • 1 pm

Seed Search

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 11 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Rolling Knolls Pavilion
Mon, Oct 12 • 10 am

Explore Rolling Knolls

Rolling Knolls • Elgin, IL 60120
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
Tue, Oct 13 • 10 am

Small Serendipity

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Tue, Oct 13 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a group birding at Thatcher Woods
Tue, Oct 13 • 6 pm

Introduction to eBird and the Big Day Bird Count

Zoom Presentation
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Oct 14 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Oct 14 • 10:30 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Wed, Oct 14 • 1 pm

How Old is That Oak?

Facebook Live from Sagawau Environmental Learning Center
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
Wed, Oct 14 • 6 pm

Drawing from Nature: Native Plants

Zoom Presentation
a wetland area
Thu, Oct 15 • 10 am

I Am a Scientist

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
Thu, Oct 15 • 10 am

Animal Encounter: Creatures of the Night

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Oct 16 • 6 pm

Nocturnal Creatures Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Sat, Oct 17 • 7:30 am

Hoot n’ Howl: Big Day Bird Count

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Heart Your Park Day of Service logo
Sat, Oct 17 • 9 am

Heart Your Park Service Day

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center • Lemont, IL 60439
Sat, Oct 17 • 9 am

Trail Tales

Busse Lake Beisner Road Access • Cook County, IL 60007 (near Elk Grove Village)
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)
trees with orange and yellow leaves at Trailside Museum
Sat, Oct 17 • 10 am

Fall Color Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
sugar maples with bright yellow leaves at Lake Avenue Woods-East
Sat, Oct 17 • 11 am

Falling into Autumn Walks

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
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