The Forest Preserve District of Kane County invites area seniors to join us for our free monthly “Senior Stroll” programs.
Ephemerals are woodland plants that emerge early in spring, and flower before the trees leaf out. This spring, help track when and where spring ephemerals are emerging from March 1 - May 31 on your walks anywhere in Kane County (a forest preserve, a park, or your own back yard).
Spring ephemerals are a unique group of plants that take advantage of the open canopy of our woodlands. Many spring wildflowers grow and reproduce quickly under optimal growing conditions, such as moist soil and more abundant sunlight.
Cultivate a love for nature with fun-filled day camps with the Forest Preserve District of Kane County.
Community science, or citizen science, is research conducted by members of the general public — people just like you! Community scientists learn more about the world around them while having a real impact on local land management decisions and global-scale ecological solutions.
Learn how to tap a maple tree and taste pure, local syrup at the Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Maple Sugaring Days, March 2 and 3, from 12-3 p.m. at Creek Bend Nature Center.
Kane County winters may look bleak and dreary, but the bright green colors of evergreen trees provide a little pop of color. Head over to LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve to learn about these cone-bearing trees and the specific features we can use to identify different evergreen species.
Unleash your inner artist and create beautiful nature art with instructor Juliya Jensen from JJ’s Crafty Creations. Juliya will guide you step by step in painting a nature-inspired work of art.