We're Nature's Storytellers

A Blog About Nature in Our DuPage Forest Preserves

Snow Plowing and Trail Grooming in the Preserves

on Jan 16, 2018 1:06:30 PM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Trails
DuPage forest preserves are a magical sight to behold after a freshly fallen snow. We know many of you can’t wait to get out there to see the magnificent beauty, but sometimes it’s hard to know what parking lots will be plowed first and what trails will be groomed first for cross-country skiing.
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Winter is Hooting Season for Owls

on Dec 20, 2017 8:38:01 AM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Wildlife
Just as you’re drifting off and snuggled up tight for a cold January night’s sleep, you hear “Who’s awake? Me, too.” It’s the call of a great horned owl, a nocturnal bird of prey that is native to DuPage County.
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The Natural World Book Club

With the new year fast approaching, most of us are thinking about how we want to refresh our lives in 2018. For some of us, it might be to become more active. Others may want to spend more time on their personal health or wellbeing. For many, the new year brings the opportunity to start new hobbies and learn new things. The “Natural World Book Club” at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center can help! Banner image by Sam Greenhalgh/CC BY 2.0
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Wildlife Deterrents for Your Home Over Winter

on Dec 4, 2017 1:43:36 PM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Wildlife
Early December is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Cold and windy days have arrived, leaves have fallen and we’re busy prepping for the many holiday festivities ahead. 
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#Take5 and Opt Outside

on Nov 21, 2017 1:57:18 PM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Recreation Take 5
In between the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, don't forget to #take5 and head outdoors with your family to DuPage forest preserves to experience the physical, emotional and spiritual rewards of spending time in nature. Today an ever-growing body of scientific research finds that nature is good for the body, mind and spirit; nature makes us healthier, sharper and happier! 
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We're Thankful For Our Volunteers

on Nov 17, 2017 10:51:03 AM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Volunteer
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County offers many of its popular events and services with a dedicated corps of volunteers. These individuals not only maintain our long-standing programs but also bring many new experiences to forest preserve visitors. During the 2016 – 2017 fiscal year, 2,255 volunteers contributed 59,449 hours at a value of more than $1.5 million to our organization. This Thanksgiving, we are most thankful for our volunteers who give their time, talents and resources to support our staff, mission and purpose. Thank you, volunteers!
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Feathered Teachers Round Out Willowbrook Team

on Nov 15, 2017 8:09:00 AM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Natural resources
Willowbrook Wildlife Center's raptor outreach program has been captivating audiences and educating them about conservation and native raptors for more than 30 years. 
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A Walk in the Woods with Our Four-Legged Friends

on Nov 8, 2017 8:07:46 AM By | Jason Halm | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Trails Natural resources Health and wellness Recreation
Strolling through a forest preserve is great; walking with a best friend through a forest preserve is the best. I have a few best friends, but when I want to walk alone but not all the way alone, I love to bring my six-year-old dog, Jacob.
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Fall in Love with Fall in Our Preserves

on Oct 24, 2017 10:04:18 AM By | Jason Halm | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Trails Natural resources Health and wellness Recreation
Fall in DuPage County kicks off with the goldenrod bloom in September, and it’s the first sign that 90-degree days are coming to an end, in a predestined nod to the tipping planet.
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Take 5 and Get Happy

on Sep 15, 2017 9:30:00 AM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Health and wellness
Whether broadcast on cable news, shared on Facebook or printed in the Conservationist, the word is spreading. Spending time outside — even five minutes — is good for you. Fortunately, with nearly 26,000 acres and 145 miles of trails, you can get a healthier body, sharper mind and happier you without ever leaving the county.
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