Coyote puppies tagged, health work-ups conducted in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

information provided by Cook County Forest Preserves COOK COUNTY, Ill. (June 2, 2018) – In addition to migrating birds and colorful wildflowers, springtime also means it is coyote puppy season in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Each spring, wildlife biologists follow up on mother coyotes to locate dens and conduct health work-ups on the … Read more

IDNR reminds residents to leave young wildlife alone

Found babies are not necessarily abandoned information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 5, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding Illinois citizens to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the spring breeding season, well-meaning people may believe they are helping by taking possession … Read more

Nature education program offered at Green Lake

Saturday, May 26, 1:30pm information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County CALUMET CITY, Ill. (May 2, 2018) – Sand Ridge Nature Center will present an educational/explorational program at Green Lake Aquatic Center. “What’s the Difference?” will examine the differences between a lake, pond, marsh, and more. The program will include hiking at Green … Read more

Forest Preserves of Cook County to host free documentary screening at West Pullman Library

Learn about volunteering with the Forest Preserves of Cook County information received from the Forest Preserves of Cook County CHICAGO, Ill. (March 27, 2018) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is presenting their Emmy award-winning documentary, Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County, at the West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th Street … Read more

Spring events in local forest preserves

by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND and LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2018) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County have released their Spring Guide to events and programs in nature centers throughout Cook County. Events close to Lansing residents include the following: Spring Welcome Event—Thursday, March 22, 9:00am–12:00pm at Sand Ridge Nature Center (15891 S Paxton … Read more

Zander Woods undergoes restoration

Rare ecosystem ranks as Number 2 priority information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County THORNTON, Ill. (January 21, 2018) – Lansing residents who drive to South Holland or Homewood via Thornton-Lansing Road have noticed machinery and activity taking place in the Forest Preserves’ Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve, commonly known as Zander Woods. Stacina Stagner, … Read more

TF South alum keynotes Calumet Heritage Conference

Tim Cable returns to Lansing, Illinois, for October 28 Hegewisch conference by Melanie Jongsma HEGEWISCH, CHICAGO, Ill. (October 14, 2017) – “The Calumet Region is where I was introduced to the outdoors and learned to love nature,” says Tim Cable. “My experiences there shaped my career.” Cable grew up in Lansing, Illinois, on the banks … Read more

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