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

Preserve Highlights

 
  • 2019 History Symposium: Prohibition in Lake County

    The Dunn Museum seeks proposals for presentations and posters related to this year's theme: Prohibition...
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  • Spring Walks in Your Preserves

    Enjoy this beautiful spring weather with a guided walk through a preserve.
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Most preserves are open 6:30 am—sunset, daily. Today’s sunset time is 7:43 PM

Calendar of Events

« April 2019 »
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EVENTS

1
Apr

Comic Book Cover Contest

April 01, 2019-June 01, 2019 (08:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Draw or paint your own original comic book cover. Be inspired by your favorite characters or create a cover of your own. Submit your cover art to the Dunn Museum by June 1, for a chance to win a guided tour of the Marvelocity exhibition with comic book artist, Alex Ross!
 
24
Apr

Senior Series: Native Plant Landscaping

April 24, 2019 (02:00 PM - 03:30 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Native plants provide homes and food for our native wildlife, and natural beauty to our home landscapes. Join us to learn more about how to bring native plants into your garden.
 
25
Apr

Restoration Workday: Old School

April 25, 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!
 
25
Apr

Earth Week: Buckthorn Busters

April 25, 2019 (12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Grab your work gloves and drop in to help improve habitat health.
 
25
Apr

Earth Week-Salamander Storytime

April 25, 2019 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Meet a live salamander, participate in an interactive story, and hike on the trail in search of local salamander species.
 
26
Apr

Restoration Workday: Grassy Lake

April 26, 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!
 
26
Apr

Lunchtime Tours: Foodways

April 26, 2019 (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM)
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Time:12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: Bess Bower Dunn Museum, Libertyville, IL -60048


Discover the many ways people have produced, prepared and consumed food in Lake County.
 
26
Apr

Earth Week: Amazing Race Letterboxing

April 26, 2019 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Bring the family and go on an amazing race adventure by following letterbox clues while learning more about Lake County plants & animals. The walk will be approximately 0.5 mile.
 
27
Apr

Earth Week: Shoreline Stewards

April 27, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
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Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Make a big impact by becoming a shoreline steward! Learn about watersheds and then complete a shoreline cleanup. Get a group together and come out! The Earth appreciates your efforts.
 
27
Apr

Rx for Health: Walking in Nature

April 27, 2019 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)
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Time:04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Join a health professional and an environmental educator on this walk to explore the preserve as we improve our health.
 
28
Apr

Spring Bird Walk: Old School

April 28, 2019 (07:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
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Time:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Join a skilled birder. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
28
Apr

Restoration Workday: McDonald Woods

April 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!
 
28
Apr
 
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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!
 
28
Apr

Woodland Wildflowers and Wildlife

April 28, 2019 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
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Time:02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Our woodlands are a complex system of relationships between the plants and animals that live there. Join us as we take an in-depth look at the connections between our native wildflowers and trees, and the animals that rely on them.
 
28
Apr

Earth Week: Amphibian Amble

April 28, 2019 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
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Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Spring is here! Join us for an evening walk to search for frogs and salamanders. Learn why these amphibians are an indicator species and what they tell us about our local watershed.
 
30
Apr
 
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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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