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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation


Preserve Highlights

 
  • Increased Coyote Sightings

    Female coyotes and their pups have dens in most forest preserves during April, May and June.
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  • Spring 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

    Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.
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  • Register Now for Summer Camp

    Our camps are designed for summer fun and learning. Browse available camps. Enroll online.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:47 PM

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EVENTS

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Apr

Playdate with Nature

April 28, 2017 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 
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Apr

Spring Bird Walk: Wright Woods

April 29, 2017 (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Join a skilled birder on this walk to look for returning spring migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
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Apr

Forest Fitness: Lakewood

April 29, 2017 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
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Apr

Rookery Watch

April 29, 2017 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 
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Apr

Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods

April 29, 2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 

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