Tag: dupage county forest preserve

Video of Deer Grazing at Lyman Woods in Downers Grove

Video of Deer Grazing at Lyman Woods in Downers Grove

Not too long ago, we posted this tour of Lyman Woods in Downers Grove. In addition to the wide variety of wild plants and vegetation growing in Lyman Woods, the preserve is teaming with wildlife. On this brisk fall morning these deer grazed, seemingly unfazed by the nearby traffic and bustling corporate office park. Just […]

October 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville – Great Views Await

Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville – Great Views Await

The Goldenrod is in full-bloom throughout DuPage County. The photos below were taken last weekend at Greene Valley Forest Preserve in Naperville. If you’ve never been to Greene Valley (just west of Rt 53 on 75th Street), you should check it out.  There are over twelve miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback-riding. The […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Bordering the southeastern edge of DuPage County, is one of the county’s largest forest preserves, Waterfall Glen.  Surrounded by the cities of Woodridge, Darien, Burr Ridge, and Lemont, the preserve completely encapsulates the Argonne National Laboratory property. On a recent Saturday morning, I made my first visit to Waterfall Glen, hiking the entirety of the […]

May 31, 2012 | By | Reply More
A Tour of Lyman Woods in Downers Grove

A Tour of Lyman Woods in Downers Grove

Lyman Woods occupies the southeast corner of Highland Avenue and 31st Street in Downers Grove. The preserve’s location seems a bit awkward and juxtaposed in contrast to the surrounding tall office buildings, but regardless, Lyman Woods should not be overlooked as a quite, natural respite. I assure you, once you are strolling down one of the wood’s natural, interior trails, the nearby office buildings and major thoroughfares are dwarfed by the scale and majesty of the massive aged oaks.

October 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn

Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn

Willowbrook Wildlife Center is the wildlife rehabilitation and education center for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

March 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Sheep Shearing Event at Kline Creek Farm

Sheep Shearing Event at Kline Creek Farm

Saturday and Sunday, April 16th and 17th, Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago will be performing sheep shearing. Watch at workers shear the flock of sheep while learning how the collected wool is made into yarn. This is sure to be an event that children will enjoy!

March 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Maple Syrup Collection at Fullersburg Woods

Maple Syrup Collection at Fullersburg Woods

This Sunday, March 13 (and next Sunday, March 20th), come out to Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve in Oakbrook to collect maple sap and turn it into sweet maple syrup. This family-friendly event takes place from 12PM to 4PM.

March 12, 2011 | By | Reply More