Events

October 2020

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
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
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 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
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Oct 28 • 10:30 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
woodland at Country Lane Woods
Thu, Oct 29 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves

Country Lane Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
Thu, Oct 29 • 3 pm

Owl Crafternoon

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Oct 30 • 10:30 am

Creature Feature

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Fri, Oct 30 • 12 pm

Día de Lotería en la Escuelita Roja (Day of the dead celebration event)

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Fri, Oct 30 • 7 pm

Full Moon Walk

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Oct 31 • 6:30 pm

Full Moon Night Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480

November 2020

The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Nov 1 • 11 am

An Oak is No Joke

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Nov 4 • 10:30 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
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
people setting up a tent at a Camping 101 event
Thu, Nov 5 • 5:30 pm

Camping 101

Camp Bullfrog Lake • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sat, Nov 7 • 10 am

Bison Day Celebration

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Sun, Nov 8 • 10:30 am

Fitness Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
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
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Tue, Nov 10 • 10 am

Fitness Hike

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
exterior of the Sand Ridge Nature Center building
Wed, Nov 11 • 10 am

Wee Wonders

Sand Ridge Nature Center • South Holland, IL 60473
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Wed, Nov 11 • 10 am

V.E.T.S.

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
children playing on the treehouse at Dan Ryan Woods
Wed, Nov 11 • 10:30 am

Open Nature Play Day

Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center • Chicago, IL 60620
#BirdThePreserves logo
Thu, Nov 12 • 8 am

Bird Walk

Orland Grassland • Cook County, IL 60467 (near Orland Park)
The visitors center at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Thu, Nov 12 • 10 am

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

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center • Willow Springs, IL 60480
Thu, Nov 12 • 10 am

Hike the Preserves

Willow Springs Woods • Cook County, IL 60480 (near Willow Springs)
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