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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 6:46 PM

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EVENTS

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Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 25, 2018 (09:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 25, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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

Restoration Workday: Native Seed Nursery

September 26, 2018 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 03:00 PM

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

Senior Series: Fall Wildflowers

September 26, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us as we explore the preserve to discover the diversity of wildflowers and the wildlife that depend on them. We will walk up to 1.5 miles.
 
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Sep

Tinkering Through Time: Awesome Adaptations

September 26, 2018 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Test your engineering and science skills as you explore how the Potawatomi and others utilized a vast array of natural resources in our area, then investigate a variety of local wildlife adaptations.
 
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Sep

Forest Fitness: Hastings Lake

September 29, 2018 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Group fitness walks feature a new preserve each week.
 
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Sep

Restoration Workday: Heron Creek

September 29, 2018 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Meet the Author: David Powell

September 29, 2018 (03:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Author David Powell speaks about the experience of Lake County soldiers in the 96th Illinois Infantry at Horseshoe Ridge, Chickamauga, during the American Civil War. Mr. Powell is the author of The Maps of Chickamauga, among many other titles.The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
 
30
Sep

Fall Features: Fungus, Fruits and Flowers

September 30, 2018 (09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Identify unique features of the season, and explore the life cycles and important roles fungus, fruits and prairie flowers have in nature.
 
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Sep

Tinkering Through Time - Bonner Farm

September 30, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come learn about life on the farm from early settlement to today, with hands-on activities and a visit to the garden!
 
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Sep

Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home Public Tours

September 30, 2018 (12:30 PM - 04:30 PM)
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Time:12:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Drop in 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.
 
30
Sep

Restoration Workday: Ela Prairie (Cuba Marsh)

September 30, 2018 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
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Event's details
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves and join other volunteers to save some of Lake County's natural areas. Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors, make new friends who share a concern for the preserves and make a meaningful contribution.
 
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Sep
 
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Time:01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Join staff from the Lake County Forest Preserves and Morton Arboretum for a guided tour through recently restored oak woodlands at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area (Riverwoods). Discover the natural treasures that have returned to this ecological gem. A separate, children's program will run concurrent with the adult presentation.
 
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Sep

Guided Hike Lake County

September 30, 2018 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Join us for a guided walk on this year’s Hike Lake County trails. Walk a new trail each session.
 

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