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Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 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.
 

August 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
August 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.
 

August 22, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
August 23, 2017
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.
 

August 23, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Forest Fitness: Buffalo Creek
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August 26, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

August 26, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Wildflower Wonders: Sedge Meadow
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August 26, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lake County has over 600 different species of wildflowers. Come appreciate their beauty in a different Forest Preserve each month as we explore what makes them so wonderfully interesting.
 

August 26, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 27, 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.
 

August 27, 2017 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
August 27, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

August 27, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
August 29, 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.
 

August 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
August 29, 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.
 

August 29, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Little Sprouts: Mooing and Milking
Event details:
August 30, 2017
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 30, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
August 30, 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.
 

August 30, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Trail Tales Trek
Event details:
August 31, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hike and read with your family along our new Trail Tales storybook panels, making stops on the way for interactive nature activities and explorations.
 

August 31, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Forest Fitness: Sun Lake
Event details:
September 02, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 02, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
September 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.
 

September 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
September 02, 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.
 

September 02, 2017 9:00 AM
Walk with a Naturalist: Marl Flat
Event details:
September 02, 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.
 

September 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
September 02, 2017
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 02, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 03, 2017
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 03, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 05, 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.
 

September 05, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
September 05, 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.
 

September 05, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Habitat Walk for Seniors: Lyons Woods
Event details:
September 06, 2017
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore one of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you take part in this series of walks.
 

September 06, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
CANCELLED
September 06, 2017
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 06, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Playdate with Nature
Event details:
September 07, 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.
 

September 07, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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September 08, 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.
 

September 08, 2017 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Carp-O-Rama
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September 09, 2017
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6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Win prizes. Compete to catch the largest carp, and the most carp. Help reduce carp overpopulation.
 

September 09, 2017 (6:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Greenbelt
Event details:
September 09, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 09, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
September 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.
 

September 09, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
CANCELLED
September 09, 2017
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 09, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
CANCELLED 
Owls:Helping Protect our Backyard Neighbors
Event details:
September 09, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn about local owl species, their behaviors and how human activities can impact owl survival. Then find out what you can do to help owls in Lake County.
 

September 09, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 10, 2017
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 10, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 10, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 10, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 12, 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.
 

September 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Monarch and Regal Fritillary
Event details:
September 12, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn with your preschooler about the 12 priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them. Hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration (weather permitting).
 

September 12, 2017 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 12, 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.
 

September 12, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Little Sprouts: All About Apples
Event details:
September 13, 2017
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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 13, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 13, 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.
 

September 13, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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September 14, 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.
 

September 14, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
Event details:
September 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop in during the afternoon to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

September 14, 2017 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Middlefork Savanna
Event details:
September 16, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 16, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 16, 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.
 

September 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
Event details:
September 16, 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.
 

September 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Bees and Wasps: Painful Pests or Powerful Pollinators?
Event details:
September 16, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Learn the differences between the good guys and the bad guys. Hear about bee habits, why their population is declining and talk with a local beekeeper.
 

September 16, 2017 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
September 16, 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.
 

September 16, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Night Voyageur
Event details:
September 16, 2017
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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 16, 2017 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
September 17, 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.
 

September 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 17, 2017
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 17, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Nature Paddle
Event details:
September 17, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Explore nature from a different perspective--on the water in a canoe. Brief on-land instruction is provided prior to launching the canoes. We'll paddle Independence Lake, highlighting its unique features and some of its inhabitants. No experience required but is recommended.
 

September 17, 2017 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 17, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 17, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Sunset Stroll
Event details:
September 17, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Stroll to the overlook and watch the sunset while learning about a few crepuscular creatures (animals active at dusk and dawn).
 

September 17, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 19, 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.
 

September 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 19, 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.
 

September 19, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Small Discoveries: Play with Clay
Event details:
September 20, 2017
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Small discoveries add up to big fun for your little ones! Join us select Wednesdays as we explore a variety of topics through stories, hands-on activities, pretend play and simple crafts. A great opportunity to learn, make new friends, and get to know other families.
 

September 20, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 20, 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.
 

September 20, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Hawks in Flight
Event details:
September 21, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join local raptor enthusiast Vic Berardi as he discusses the nuances of hawk identification using his own photographs to differentiate species.
 

September 21, 2017 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nature Hike
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September 22, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Enjoy a night out with the family while exploring Nippersink Forest Preserve. Join us for a guided walk, followed by roasted marshmallows around a cozy campfire.
 

September 22, 2017 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Community Campfire Friday Nights
Event details:
September 22, 2017
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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 22, 2017 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: McDonald Woods
Event details:
September 23, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 23, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Ryerson Woods
Event details:
September 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.
 

September 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Sensory Discovery Nature Walk
Event details:
September 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Celebrate the wonders of fall and awaken your five senses in nature through mindful activities during an afternoon hike. Craft a nature journal, play sensory games and enjoy a day of family fun!
 

September 23, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
September 24, 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.
 

September 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 24, 2017
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 24, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
September 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

September 24, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
September 26, 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.
 

September 26, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 26, 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.
 

September 26, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Little Sprouts: Crows in the Corn
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September 27, 2017
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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 27, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
September 27, 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.
 

September 27, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Forest Folklore, Legends, Myths, and Stories
Event details:
September 29, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join us for a night of sharing cultural folklore and stories from around the world about forest plants, fungi, and animals.
 

September 29, 2017 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Cuba Marsh
Event details:
September 30, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

September 30, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Rollins Savanna
Event details:
September 30, 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.
 

September 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Raptor Watch
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September 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Drop in anytime and visit the bird observation deck at Lyons Woods Forest Preserve. Local raptor identification experts will teach you how to identify migrating raptors. We will have spotting scopes and binoculars as well as hands on education activities.
 

September 30, 2017 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Wildflower Wonders: Grant Woods
Event details:
September 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lake County has over 600 different species of wildflowers. Come appreciate their beauty in a different Forest Preserve each month as we explore what makes them so wonderfully interesting.
 

September 30, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Berkeley Prairie
Event details:
October 01, 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.
 

October 01, 2017 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Fall Color Hike
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October 01, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Learn why leaves change color and how critters adapt to the coming cold weather.
 

October 01, 2017 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours
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October 01, 2017
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drop in during the afternoon to learn about this Illinois governor and ambassador to the United Nations as you tour his home, a National Historic Landmark, at your own pace.
 

October 01, 2017 (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 01, 2017
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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.
 

October 01, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 01, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 01, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 03, 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.
 

October 03, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
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October 03, 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.
 

October 03, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Habitat Walk for Seniors: Wright Woods
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October 04, 2017
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Explore one of the many habitats found in Lake County, learning as you take part in this series of walks.
 

October 04, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Little Sprouts: Harvest Hoedown
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October 04, 2017
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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 04, 2017 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 04, 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.
 

October 04, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
October 05, 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.
 

October 05, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Full Moon Night Hike
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October 05, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hike under the magical glow of the full moon. This is your chance to enjoy the peace and serenity of a preserve after dark and experience what the animals see at night.
 

October 05, 2017 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Van Patten Woods
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October 07, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 07, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Greenbelt
Event details:
October 07, 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.
 

October 07, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
October 07, 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.
 

October 07, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wadsworth Savanna
Event details:
October 07, 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.
 

October 07, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Walk with a Naturalist: Old School
Event details:
October 07, 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.
 

October 07, 2017 (9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grainger Woods
Event details:
October 07, 2017
Volunteer-11
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 07, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Oak Woodland Walk
Event details:
October 07, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrate OakTober while discovering the beautiful Oak Woodlands that define the unique natural landscape of Lake County.
 

October 07, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Fungi Scavenger Hunt
Event details:
October 08, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us in discovering the diversity of fungi and the secret world of mycelium. A smartphone or tablet is recommended to help identify fungi.
 

October 08, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 08, 2017
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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.
 

October 08, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 08, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 08, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Playdate with Nature
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October 09, 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.
 

October 09, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 10, 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.
 

October 10, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Hikin' Tykes: Little Brown Bat
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October 10, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Learn with your preschooler about the 12 priority animal species of Chicago Wilderness and how you can help them. Hands-on activities, craft and outdoor exploration (weather permitting).
 

October 10, 2017 (9:30 AM - 10:45 AM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 10, 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.
 

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

October 11, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
Event details:
October 12, 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.
 

October 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Connecting Kids with Nature
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October 12, 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.
 

October 12, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)
Skokie Valley Astronomers
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October 13, 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.
 

October 13, 2017 (8:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Forest Fitness: Wright Woods
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October 14, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 14, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Prairie Wolf Slough
Event details:
October 14, 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.
 

October 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Rx for Health: Walking in Nature
Event details:
October 14, 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.
 

October 14, 2017 (4:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Wilmot Woods
Event details:
October 15, 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.
 

October 15, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 15, 2017
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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.
 

October 15, 2017 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
2017 Ethel Untermyer Forum: Championing Wildlife: Acoustic Bat Monitoring
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October 15, 2017
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Our Acoustic Bat Monitoring Program engages non-scientists to collect important data, sometimes called Citizen Science. Adults, join our own, Melissa Alderson to learn how it all works, while kids enjoy a bat program designed just for them. Includes an update on white-nosed syndrome in Midwest bats.
 

October 15, 2017 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)
Guided Hike Lake County
Event details:
October 15, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Guided walk on this year's Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

October 15, 2017 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)
Event details:
October 17, 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.
 

October 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 17, 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.
 

October 17, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery
Event details:
October 18, 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.
 

October 18, 2017 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Tinkering Through Time: Awesome Adaptations
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October 18, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
In this new program series, Tinkering with Time, children will experience a variety of hands on activities and develop STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) and critical thinking skills. Join us on the journey to discover how history can connect to science experiments, inventions, nature, art and more!
 

October 18, 2017 (3:30 PM - 4:30 PM)
Restoration Workday: Old School
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October 19, 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.
 

October 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
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October 20, 2017
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 20, 2017 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2017
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 20, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2017
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 20, 2017 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2017
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 20, 2017 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 20, 2017
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 20, 2017 (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Forest Fitness: Lakewood
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October 21, 2017
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8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 

October 21, 2017 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Restoration Workday: Grant Woods
Event details:
October 21, 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.
 

October 21, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Oriole Grove
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October 21, 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.
 

October 21, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Restoration Workday: Almond Marsh
Event details:
October 21, 2017
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9:00 AM - 11:00 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 21, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2017
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, 2017 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2017
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, 2017 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2017
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, 2017 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2017
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, 2017 (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Halloween Hikes
Event details:
October 21, 2017
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, 2017 (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
 
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