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Little Sprouts: Mooing and Milking
Event details:
August 31, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn to milk using our model cow, find out how milk is turned into delicious dairy products and churn your own butter.
 

August 31, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 01, 2016
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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.
 

September 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Sun Lake
Event details:
September 03, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 03, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 03, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore a new preserve each month on this guided nature hike.
 

September 03, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
September 03, 2016
Volunteer-11
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.
 

September 03, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
Event details:
September 04, 2016
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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.
 

September 04, 2016 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 04, 2016
CUMA03
1:00 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.
 

September 04, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 04, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 04, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 06, 2016
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.
 

September 06, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 06, 2016
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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.
 

September 06, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors
Event details:
September 07, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore some of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you walk.
Walks are paced to the group's ability and average 1.5 miles long.
 

September 07, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Little Sprouts: All About Apples
Event details:
September 07, 2016
apples
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn about different types of apples, how they grow and the best time to pick and eat them.
 

September 07, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 07, 2016
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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.
 

September 07, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 08, 2016
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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.
 

September 08, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
September 08, 2016
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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.
 

September 08, 2016 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Carp-O-Rama
Event details:
September 10, 2016
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6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Attention fishing aficionados––help reduce carp over-population at Independence Grove while competing for prizes.
 

September 10, 2016 (6:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Greenbelt
Event details:
September 10, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 10, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
September 10, 2016
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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.
 

September 10, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
September 10, 2016
CUMA03
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.
 

September 10, 2016 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
September 10, 2016
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.
 

September 10, 2016 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 11, 2016
CUMA03
1:00 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.
 

September 11, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Brushwood Gallery Exhibit: Invasive Plants in the Natural Landscape
Event details:
September 11, 2016 - November 06, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Introduced species and garden escapees have an impact on the natural landscape, affecting the survival of native plants, birds and other wildlife.
 

September 11, 2016 - November 06, 2016 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 11, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Water
Event details:
September 13, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

September 13, 2016 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 13, 2016
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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.
 

September 13, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 14, 2016
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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.
 

September 14, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 15, 2016
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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.
 

September 15, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Phenology and Photography
Event details:
September 16, 2016
View from the top of Gander Mountain
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Naturalists will guide you to the highest natural point in Lake County to enjoy the Full Harvest Moon. Along the way we will search for photo subjects of seasonal interest.
 

September 16, 2016 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Middlefork Savanna
Event details:
September 17, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 17, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 17, 2016
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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.
 

September 17, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
September 17, 2016
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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.
 

September 17, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
September 17, 2016
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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.
 

September 17, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Night Voyageur
Event details:
September 17, 2016
voyager_canoe_class
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paddle our 34-foot canoe while learning about the fur trade in 18th-century Lake County and the lives of the Voyageurs.
 

September 17, 2016 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
September 18, 2016
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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.
 

September 18, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 18, 2016
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.
 

September 18, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 18, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 18, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 20, 2016
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.
 

September 20, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
September 20, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

September 20, 2016 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 20, 2016
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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.
 

September 20, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Little Sprouts: Crows in the Corn
Event details:
September 21, 2016
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
We’ll revisit the corn we planted earlier in the summer and learn all about this marvelous plant and its many uses.
 

September 21, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 21, 2016
ROSA-NSN-water-parsnip-460x360
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.
 

September 21, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 22, 2016
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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.
 

September 22, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
September 22, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

September 22, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
September 22, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

September 22, 2016 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
September 23, 2016
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 

September 23, 2016 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
Event details:
September 24, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 24, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
September 24, 2016
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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.
 

September 24, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
September 24, 2016
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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.
 

September 24, 2016 9:00 AM
Farm Heritage Festival: Saturday
Event details:
September 24, 2016
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
24th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 

September 24, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Farm Heritage Festival: Weekend Pass
Event details:
September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
24th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 

September 24, 2016 - September 25, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Walk on the Wildflower Side: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 24, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Uncover the secrets of wildflowers. Learn the folklore and healing powers they hold.
 

September 24, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Creature Collisions
Event details:
September 24, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wild animals collide with man-made structures and vehicles on a daily basis. Learn the reasons behind these accidents and how to help prevent them.
 

September 24, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
September 24, 2016
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.
 

September 24, 2016 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Farm Heritage Festival: Sunday
Event details:
September 25, 2016
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
24th annual family festival celebrates Lake County's agricultural roots.
 

September 25, 2016 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 25, 2016
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.
 

September 25, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 25, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 25, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 27, 2016
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.
 

September 27, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 27, 2016
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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.
 

September 27, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 28, 2016
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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.
 

September 28, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
TreeKeepers
Event details:
September 28, 2016
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Take an in-depth look at urban trees and their care in this multi-session, award-winning certificate program. Gain hands-on experience from regional tree experts.
 

September 28, 2016 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
September 29, 2016
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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.
 

September 29, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
October 01, 2016
iStock_group_walk
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 01, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Prairie Wolf
Event details:
October 01, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore a new preserve each month on this guided nature hike.
 

October 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
October 01, 2016
Volunteer-11
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.
 

October 01, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Make a Difference for Wildlife Workday
Event details:
October 01, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn about the benefits of native plants, how to identify invasive species, and then participate in a habitat restoration workday.
 

October 01, 2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Colossal Cup 2-Player Golf Scramble
Event details:
October 02, 2016
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10:00 AM
Two-player teams compete for fun and prizes. The colossal cup size is double the standard cup so putts will sink with ease and your score will drop with it.
 

October 02, 2016 10:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
Event details:
October 02, 2016
INGR04
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.
 

October 02, 2016 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Fall Color Hike
Event details:
October 02, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Celebrate "OAKtober" and learn about why leaves change color and how critters adapt to the coming cold weather on this oak woodland hike.
 

October 02, 2016 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 02, 2016
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.
 

October 02, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 02, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 02, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 04, 2016
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.
 

October 04, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 04, 2016
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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.
 

October 04, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors
Event details:
October 05, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore some of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you walk.
Walks are paced to the group's ability and average 1.5 miles long.
 

October 05, 2016 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Little Sprouts: Harvest Hoe-Down
Event details:
October 05, 2016
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Help pick the last vegetables of the season and prepare the garden for winter. Then celebrate with songs and games.
 

October 05, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 05, 2016
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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.
 

October 05, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
October 06, 2016
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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.
 

October 06, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
October 08, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 08, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
October 08, 2016
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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.
 

October 08, 2016 9:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
October 08, 2016
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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.
 

October 08, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 09, 2016
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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.
 

October 09, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 09, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 09, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Scout Monday: Fur, Feathers and Ferns Badge
Event details:
October 10, 2016
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Scout badges for individual scouts or troops with less than six members.
 

October 10, 2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
October 10, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play activities, proven healthful and beneficial for children of all ages.
 

October 10, 2016 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 11, 2016
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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.
 

October 11, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Woodpeckers
Event details:
October 11, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Nature-based story, craft and outdoor exploration for you and your preschool child.
 

October 11, 2016 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 11, 2016
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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.
 

October 11, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 12, 2016
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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.
 

October 12, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
October 13, 2016
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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.
 

October 13, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
Event details:
October 13, 2016
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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.
 

October 13, 2016 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Lake County Hawkfest Dinner and Keynote
Event details:
October 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join us for a buffet dinner followed by a talk on the history of hawk watching in northern Illinois with experts, Dave Johnson and Vic Berardi.
 

October 14, 2016 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Illinois Hawk Watching
Event details:
October 14, 2016
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
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Explore the history of hawk watching in northern Illinois with experts, Dave Johnson and Vic Berardi.
 

October 14, 2016 (7:15 PM - 9:00 PM)
Free Morning Birdwalk: Middlefork Savanna
Event details:
October 15, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Join us on an expert-led birdwalk at Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve.
 

October 15, 2016 (7:00 AM - 8:30 AM)
Free Morning Birdwalk: Fort Sheridan
Event details:
October 15, 2016
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Join us on an expert-led birdwalk at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve.
 

October 15, 2016 (7:00 AM - 8:30 AM)
Lake County Hawkfest: Saturday Pass
Event details:
October 15, 2016
7:00 AM - 3:15 PM
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Sign up for all five Saturday Hawkfest workshops at the discounted rate of just $25.
 

October 15, 2016 (7:00 AM - 3:15 PM)
Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake
Event details:
October 15, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 15, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
October 15, 2016
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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.
 

October 15, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
October 15, 2016
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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.
 

October 15, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
October 15, 2016
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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.
 

October 15, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hawk Identification
Event details:
October 15, 2016
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Lake Forest College

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Vic Berardi will discuss the nuances of hawk identification, using stunning photographs to differentiate species.
 

October 15, 2016 (9:15 AM - 10:15 AM)
Raptor Photography
Event details:
October 15, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Forest College

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Join Vic Berardi, one of the best hawk photographers in Illinois, as he shares tips and tricks for getting the perfect photo.
 

October 15, 2016 (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Bird Photography
Event details:
October 15, 2016
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Lake Forest College

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Join local bird photography expert Mike Trahan to learn how to prepare for and take great bird photos in a variety of settings.
 

October 15, 2016 (11:15 AM - 12:15 PM)
Birding Lake County
Event details:
October 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Join birding expert Nan Buckardt to discover favorite spots in Lake County to look for birds in all seasons.
 

October 15, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Lake County Hawkfest
Event details:
October 15, 2016
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for free bird fun at Fort Sheridan. See live raptors, help identify migrating raptors and visit bird education stations set up along the trails.
 

October 15, 2016 (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Bird Rehabilitation
Event details:
October 15, 2016
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
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Meet some local raptors as licensed rehabilitator Dawn Keller shares stories about the challenges and successes of bird rehabilitation.
 

October 15, 2016 (2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
October 15, 2016
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.
 

October 15, 2016 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
October 16, 2016
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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.
 

October 16, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 16, 2016
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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.
 

October 16, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
2016 Ethel Untermyer Forum: Championing Wildlife: A Conservation Success Story
Event details:
October 16, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Join District Biologist Gary Glowacki to learn about our efforts to protect endangered species that make the forest preserve their home.
 

October 16, 2016 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 16, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on seven of this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 16, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 18, 2016
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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.
 

October 18, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 18, 2016
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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.
 

October 18, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 19, 2016
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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.
 

October 19, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
October 20, 2016
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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.
 

October 20, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
October 20, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

October 20, 2016 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
October 20, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark.
 

October 20, 2016 (2:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes - FULL
Event details:
October 21, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 21, 2016 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 21, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 21, 2016 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 21, 2016 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 21, 2016 (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Lakewood
Event details:
October 22, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 22, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
October 22, 2016
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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.
 

October 22, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 22, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 22, 2016 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 22, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 22, 2016 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 22, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 22, 2016 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 22, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 22, 2016 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 22, 2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join a guided group hike along a candlelit path to watch fun nature-themed skits, followed by donuts and cider.
 

October 22, 2016 (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 23, 2016
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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.
 

October 23, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 25, 2016
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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.
 

October 25, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 26, 2016
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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.
 

October 26, 2016 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
October 27, 2016
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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.
 

October 27, 2016 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
October 28, 2016
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bring your friends and family to roast marshmallows, share stories and enjoy nature at night.
 

October 28, 2016 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Grassy Lake
Event details:
October 29, 2016
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 29, 2016 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Chili Scramble
Event details:
October 30, 2016
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10:00 AM
Join this low-pressure 18-hole tournament that ends with prizes, chili and beverages.
 

October 30, 2016 10:00 AM
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 30, 2016
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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.
 

October 30, 2016 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 30, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on seven of this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 30, 2016 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
 
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