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Winter Walk Wednesdays: Nippersink
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February 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Keep active outdoors in the colder months with these monthly walks. It's refreshing, there are no biting insects and you'll experience the wonders of the winter season.
 

February 22, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
February 22, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

February 22, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
February 23, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

February 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
CANCELLED
February 25, 2017
ERCA08
9:00 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.
 

February 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Scout Saturday: Senses Badge
Event details:
February 25, 2017
Senses
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Scout badges for individual scouts or troops with less than six members.
 

February 25, 2017 (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
Pop-Up Museum: Our Scouting Heritage
Event details:
February 25, 2017
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Our Museum and the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America invite you to participate in Pop-Up Museum: Our Scouting Heritage.
 

February 25, 2017 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Scout Saturday: Hiker Badge
Event details:
February 25, 2017
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scout badges for individual scouts or troops with less than six members.
 

February 25, 2017 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 26, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

February 26, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
February 28, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 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.
 

February 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
February 28, 2017
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12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

February 28, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 02, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Dr. Seuss's Read Across America Day
Event details:
March 02, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and explore the wonders of nature as we read one of his books at stops along the trail.
 

March 02, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Forest Fitness: Old School
Event details:
March 04, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 04, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
March 04, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 04, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
March 04, 2017
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9:00 AM
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.
 

March 04, 2017 9:00 AM
Walk with a Naturalist: Fox River
Event details:
March 04, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

March 04, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
March 04, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 04, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Pop-Up Museum: Shelf Indulgence
Event details:
March 04, 2017
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wauconda Area Library
801 N Main Street
Wauconda,IL
60085

Our Museum and the Wauconda Area Library invite you to share a book from your prized collection at Pop-Up Museum: Shelf Indulgence.
 

March 04, 2017 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
Event details:
March 05, 2017
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10:00 AM - 1:00 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.
 

March 05, 2017 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 05, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

March 05, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Outdoor Skills: Tracking and Observation
Event details:
March 05, 2017
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn how to identify tracks, scat and other clues left by common Lake County animals, and then try your new skills outdoors.
 

March 05, 2017 (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 07, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 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.
 

March 07, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 09, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 09, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
March 09, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 

March 09, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
Event details:
March 10, 2017
astronomy
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

March 10, 2017 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Heron Creek
Event details:
March 11, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 11, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
March 11, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 11, 2017
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 11, 2017
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2017 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 11, 2017
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 11, 2017
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 11, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 11, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 12, 2017
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 12, 2017
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2017 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 12, 2017
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 12, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

March 12, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 12, 2017
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 12, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 12, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 14, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 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.
 

March 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Maple Syrup
Event details:
March 14, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration (weather permitting) with your pre-schooler.
 

March 14, 2017 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Volunteer Open House
Event details:
March 15, 2017
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Volunteer opportunities abound within the forest preserves. Meet with staff and volunteers to find an ideal fit for you that will set you on the path to giving back, meeting new people and learning new things.
 

March 15, 2017 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 16, 2017
OLSC04
9:00 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.
 

March 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Grant Woods
Event details:
March 18, 2017
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 18, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
March 18, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
March 18, 2017
GRWO02
9:00 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.
 

March 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
March 18, 2017
ALMA05
9:00 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.
 

March 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 18, 2017
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 18, 2017
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2017 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 18, 2017
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 18, 2017
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 18, 2017
maple-syrup-hikes01
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 18, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 19, 2017
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
March 19, 2017
INGR04
12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
 

March 19, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
Event details:
March 19, 2017
maple-syrup-hikes01
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2017 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
Event details:
March 19, 2017
maple-syrup-hikes01
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 19, 2017
CUMA03
1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

March 19, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
Event details:
March 19, 2017
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
Event details:
March 19, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 19, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
March 21, 2017
CUMA03
9:00 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.
 

March 21, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
March 23, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Nippersink
Event details:
March 25, 2017
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

March 25, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
March 25, 2017
ERCA08
9:00 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.
 

March 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
March 25, 2017
ROSA13
9:00 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.
 

March 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
Event details:
March 25, 2017
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
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March 25, 2017
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2017 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
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March 25, 2017
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
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March 25, 2017
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
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March 25, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 25, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:00
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March 26, 2017
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 26, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-12:30
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March 26, 2017
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 26, 2017 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:00
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March 26, 2017
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 26, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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March 26, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

March 26, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-1:30
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March 26, 2017
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 26, 2017 (1:30 PM - 2:30 PM)
Maple Syrup Hikes-2:00
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March 26, 2017
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Ryerson Woods is one of the few places in Lake County where climate conditions are right for maple syrup production, and where trees grow to a diameter and height that allows for tapping. Everyone gets a taste.
 

March 26, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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March 28, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
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March 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

March 28, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Scout Wednesday: Indian Lore
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March 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join other Boy Scouts to learn about the history of Native American groups in Lake County while you earn the Indian Lore Merit Badge.
 

March 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Scout Wednesday: Animal Habitats
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March 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join other Junior Girl Scouts as you go outside to learn about the homes of wild animals in Lake County, plus learn how you can help improve their habitats.
 

March 29, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Scout Wednesday: Playing the Past
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March 29, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join other Junior Girl Scouts to learn through hands-on activities about pioneer life in Lake County and the Civil War through the eyes of Susie (Smith) Minto, who lived in Millburn.
 

March 29, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Scout Wednesday: Into the Wild
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March 29, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Work towards completing your Into the Wild badge as we discover the secret connections between local plants and animals.
 

March 29, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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March 30, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

March 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Independence Grove
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April 01, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 01, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
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April 01, 2017
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9:00 AM
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.
 

April 01, 2017 9:00 AM
Walk with a Naturalist: Grant Woods
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April 01, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover the diversity of plant and animal life on this naturalist-guided walk. Join us each month to experience and learn about seasonal changes within the preserves.
 

April 01, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
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April 01, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 01, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 02, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

April 02, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 04, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 04, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors: Independence Grove
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April 05, 2017
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Explore one of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you take part in this series of walks.
 

April 05, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Homeschool Companion: Birds
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April 05, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about these amazing feathered friends flying through Lake County this spring, make a bird craft, and then take a walk to see birds in action.
 

April 05, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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April 06, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 06, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Lyons Woods
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April 08, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 08, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Rookery Watch: Welcome Back Herons
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April 08, 2017
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

April 08, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
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April 08, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 08, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
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April 08, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Join a health professional and an educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 

April 08, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 09, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

April 09, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 11, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Blue-spotted Salamander
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April 11, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn with your preschooler about this priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them. Hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.
 

April 11, 2017 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Phenology and Photography
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April 11, 2017
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Naturalists will guide you to the highest natural point in Lake County to enjoy the Full Pink Moon. Along the way we will search for photo subjects of seasonal interest.
 

April 11, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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April 13, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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April 13, 2017
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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Connect your kids with nature through outdoor exploration. Along the way, learn about the benefits of nature play.
 

April 13, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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April 14, 2017
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8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join the Skokie Valley Astronomers at Ryerson Woods on the second Friday of each month. Learn about outer space, the sky and the universe. Stargazing after the meeting, weather permitting.
 

April 14, 2017 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Rookery Watch
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April 15, 2017
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for viewing of nesting herons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Supported by Lake County Audubon volunteers.
 

April 15, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Half Day
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April 15, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 15, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
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April 15, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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April 15, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
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April 15, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
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April 15, 2017
ALMA05
9:00 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.
 

April 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Woodcock Walk
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April 15, 2017
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for a peek at the unique courtship flight and call of the American woodcock, a fascinating bird of Lake County.
 

April 15, 2017 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 16, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

April 16, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
National Bat Appreciation Day
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April 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Drop in to learn about the role bats play in nature and how to help them through trivia, a touch table, and building a demonstration bat box.
 

April 17, 2017 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Acoustic Bat Monitoring
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April 17, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Bats use echolocation to hunt. Learn what species live here by detecting their sonar frequency on a 1.5 mile night hike.
 

April 17, 2017 (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 18, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Earth Week: 12 Priority Species Trivia Trail
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April 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Walk the 1.3-mile trail loop at one of the most biodiverse sites in northeastern Illinois while learning about the 12 priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them.
 

April 18, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Earth Week: Look-alikes
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April 19, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Is it a monarch or viceroy? Bee or wasp? There are many look-alikes in nature. Learn the trick to telling them apart and take a walk to observe them out in the preserve.
 

April 19, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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April 20, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Birding Lake County
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April 20, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
More than 350 species of birds have been recorded in Lake County. Learn about locations that will maximize your chances of seeing certain birds.
 

April 20, 2017 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Earth Week: Native Seed Nursery Tour
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April 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tour our Native Seed Nursery, where rare seeds of native species are carefully grown and used to restore native habitat in preserves throughout the county.
 

April 21, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
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April 22, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

April 22, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
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April 22, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
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April 22, 2017
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9:00 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.
 

April 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Earth Day Celebration
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April 22, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebrate the 47th Annual Earth Day at Ryerson Woods. Join us for guided hikes, Green Building tours, habitat restoration projects, live animals and other activities.
 

April 22, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
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April 23, 2017
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1:00 PM - 4:00 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.
 

April 23, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Meet and Greet Education Animals
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April 23, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Visit with our live education animals, and feel furs, feathers, and scales of local wildlife on our touch table.
 

April 23, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Woodcock Walk
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April 23, 2017
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for a peek at the unique courtship flight and call of the American woodcock, a fascinating bird of Lake County.
 

April 23, 2017 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
 
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