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In addition to our award winning facilities and preserves, the Lake County Forest Preserve District offers many programs and events throughout the year.

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APRIL 2014

Sat 19   Forest Fitness
      Restoration Workdays
Sun 20   Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
      Meet and Greet Education Animals
Mon 21   Rookery Watch
Tue 22   Acoustic Bat Monitoring
      Playdate with Nature
Wed 23   A Fishy Tale
    online registration Small Discoveries - Egg Hunt
Thu 24   Pond Scooping
Fri 25   Experience Nature at Night
Sat 26   Forest Fitness
    online registration Greenbelt Mini Explorers - Art and Nature
      Hastings Lake Nature Open House
      Instilling a Land Ethic–Come High Water Clean Up
      Photography Workshop: Transient–Ephemeral–Spring!
      Restoration Workdays
    online registration Walk on the Wildflower Side
Sun 27   Restoration Workdays
    online registration Spring Sounds Night Walk

MAY 2014

Thu 1   Learning Spring Bird Song
Sat 3   Forest Fitness
      Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
      Restoration Workdays
      Walk with a Naturalist
Sun 4 online registration Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours - 1:00 PM
    online registration Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours - 2:30 PM
      Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
      Moving Targets
      Moving Targets–Opening reception
      Playdate with Nature
    online registration Sounds of Spring
    online registration Spring Wildflower Walk
Wed 7   Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
      Habitat Walks for Seniors
    online registration Small Discoveries - Digging for Dinos
Thu 8   Healthy, Happy Kids in Nature
Sat 10   Forest Fitness
      Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
    online registration Greenbelt Mini Explorers - Mighty Mastodons
      Native Plant Sale
    online registration Phenology and Photography
      Restoration Workdays
    online registration Scout Saturday - Bird Study Merit Badge
    online registration Spring Sounds Night Walk
Sun 11   Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
      Native Plant Sale
      Restoration Workdays
Tue 13 online registration Hikin' Tykes - Not a Stick
Wed 14 online registration Full Moon Paddle
      Playdate with Nature
Sat 17   Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
    online registration Quickstart Kayak
      Restoration Workdays
    online registration Smith Nature Symposium - What Killed the Mammoths?
    online registration Smith Nature Symposium - What Killed the Mammoths? --Keynote and dessert only
Sun 18   Bonner Farm Touch-A-Tractor
      Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
    online registration Introduction to Canoeing
      Restoration Workdays
Wed 21   Free Bird Walks – Songbirds
    online registration Homeschool Companion – Luminaries of the 20th Century
    online registration Stroller Tours - Luminaries of the 20th Century
Sat 24   Bilingual (Spanish/English) Guided Nature Hike
      Forest Fitness
      Restoration Workdays
Fri 30   Community Campfire Friday Nights
Sat 31   Forest Fitness
    online registration Walk on the Wildflower Side

Ongoing Events

Feb 15 - Aug 10 Real Photo Postcards
Feb 27 - Jul 27 The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
Mar 9 - Apr 30 Facing Extinction
Mar 15 - Aug 17 Arnold Newman: Luminaries of the 20th Century in Art, Politics and Culture
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