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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

Preserve Highlights

 
  • Birdwatching Hotspots

    Have you ever wondered what type of bird lives in your backyard or what birds travel through your local...
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  • Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross opens March 9

    The work of legendary comic book artist, Alex Ross, is coming to the Dunn Museum in Libertyville.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:09 PM

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EVENTS

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Mar

Spring Break Syruping - FULL

March 25, 2019 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spending your spring break on a staycation? Join us for this weekday Maple Syrup Hike to learn how trees work and about the sweet sap of sugar maples. Everyone gets a taste.
 
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Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Mar

Museum Curiosity Stations

March 26, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville, IL -60048


Rotate through the exhibition galleries to experience a variety of hands-on activities.
 
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Mar

Playdate with Nature

March 26, 2019 (01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)
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Time:01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Move your kids outdoors for unstructured seasonal play, proven healthful and beneficial.
 
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Mar

Tinkering Through Time: Mastodon Mysteries

March 27, 2019 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How big were mastodons? How did they survive in the cold? Find out the answers to these questions through experiments, crafts and investigating fossil casts.
 
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Mar

Restoration Workday: Old School

March 28, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Mar

Museum Family Crafts

March 28, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Libertyville, IL -60048


Spend your spring break creating themed crafts around the exhibition, Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross.
 
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Mar

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

March 29, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Mar

IL Butterfly Monitoring Workshop

March 30, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn about monitoring butterflies & skippers.
 
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Mar

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

March 31, 2019 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 
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Time:01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Grab some work gloves, help restore the environment, and get a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!
 

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