Events

October 2020

creek in fall at Black Partridge Woods
Sat, Oct 17 • 1 pm

Fall Color Walk

Palos Park Woods-North • Cook County, IL 60464 (near Palos Park)
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Sat, Oct 17 • 1 pm

Hoot n’ Howl: VIRTUAL Autumn Photo Scavenger Hunt

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Oct 17 • 1 pm

Did You Hear That?

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Wellness in the Woods logo
Sat, Oct 17 • 1:30 pm

Wellness in the Woods: Nature Poetry for Wellness

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 17 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Busse Lake Boating Center
Sun, Oct 18 • 9 am

Trail Tales

Busse Lake Boating Center • Cook County, IL 60007 (near Elk Grove Village)
Pin oak in fall. Photo by Jane Balaban.
Sun, Oct 18 • 1 pm

Fall Color

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
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
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Sun, Oct 18 • 2 pm

Hoot n’ Howl: Owls, Bats and Spiders, Oh My!

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sun, Oct 18 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Mon, Oct 19 • 1 pm

Hoot n’ Howl: Bat Craft Pick-up

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Bird and fall color at Skokie Lagoons
Tue, Oct 20 • 10 am

Fall Color Hike

Forest Way Grove • Cook County, IL 60022 (near Glencoe)
Tue, Oct 20 • 10 am

Elderberry Syrup Demonstration

Zoom Presentation
two bluebirds on a nesting box at horizon farm
Tue, Oct 20 • 1 pm

Ask a Bird Nerd

Facebook Live from Sand Ridge Nature Center
Tue, Oct 20 • 7 pm

Create Your Own Adventure

Zoom Presentation
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Oct 21 • 10:30 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Wed, Oct 21 • 1 pm

Hoot n’ Howl: Go Batty Over Bats

Facebook Live from Trailside Museum
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Thu, Oct 22 • 9 am

Hoot n’ Howl: Not-Very-Scary Story Trail Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
Thu, Oct 22 • 2 pm

Searching for Sasquatch Too

Facebook Live from River Trail Nature Center
great horned owl in a cottonwood tree
Thu, Oct 22 • 6:30 pm

Owl Prowl

Eggers Grove • Chicago, IL 60617
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Fri, Oct 23 • 6 pm

Hoot n’ Howl: Creatures of the Night Flashlight Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 24 • 10:30 am

Adaptation Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
a footpath through open woods at Arie Crown Forest
Sat, Oct 24 • 11 am

Restoration Highlight Hike

Sundown Meadow • Countryside, IL 60525
Crabtree Nature Center building in Barrington Hills
Sat, Oct 24 • 1 pm

Hibernation or Dormancy?

Crabtree Nature Center • Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Sat, Oct 24 • 1:30 pm

Let’s Talk Owls

Facebook Live from Little Red Schoolhouse
River Trail Nature Center Building in Northbrook
Sat, Oct 24 • 3 pm

What’s on The Menu?

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Halloween Hoot n Howl logo
Sat, Oct 24 • 6 pm

Hoot n’ Howl: Creatures of the Night Flashlight Hike

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
a large bonfire
Sat, Oct 24 • 6:30 pm

River Trail Nightlife: Scary Stories & Scavenger Hunt

River Trail Nature Center • Northbrook, IL 60062
Open woodland with yellow leaves and sun going down. Photo by Irene Flebbe.
Sun, Oct 25 • 10 am

Fall Color Walk

Trailside Museum of Natural History • River Forest, IL 60305
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