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Child and Dog at Easter Egg Hunt by Glenn P. Knoblock
Black Swallowtail by Barb Sinicki Ferry
Snakes in a mating ball by Chad Merda
Toad in the water by Glenn P. Knoblock
Family at Island Rendezvous by Glenn P. Knoblock
Luna Moth by Suzy Lyttle
Kayak by David Rudofski
Family Flying a Kite by Glenn P. Knoblock
Spring Scenery by Susan Shanley
Highlights - Forest Preserve  Features
[Video] Hummingbirds Up Close [Video] Hummingbirds Up Close
Every day in the summer, you can see hummingbirds at Plum Creek Nature Center. But how often can you hold and release one? Read More >>
The Preserves, in 360-Degree Photos The Preserves, in 360-Degree Photos
These stunning, interactive photos are sure to inspire you to venture outdoors. Read More >>
Leave No Child Inside Leave No Child Inside
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is taking action to reverse the dangerous trends created by children's disconnection from nature. Read More >>
Reconnect with Nature Walks Reconnect with Nature Walks
Take part in the new "Reconnect with Nature Walks" program, which will be held on five Saturdays from May through September. Read More >>
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Events and Announcements
Tune in to Our Live Hikes or Creature Features on Facebook:
The Forest Preserve District of Will County has created a new series of live events on Facebook that will take you deep into the woods and prairies or feature some amazing creatures. More

 
New Mystery 360 Contest Will Test Your Photographic Memory:
A new Mystery 360 contest will see how well you can recognize specific locations within the District. More

 
'Big Bird' Visits Will County Waterways:
Mention that you saw a pelican in a Will County Forest Preserve, and you might get an argument out of non-believers who think this species only roosts on the East Coast. But the massive white birds do flock to some Will County Waterways. More

 
Forest Preserve District Seeks Workday Volunteers:
Help improve the forest preserves by gathering valuable seeds or removing invasive species during a Forest Preserve District of Will County volunteer workday. More

 
'Preserve the Moment' Photo Contest Runs Through End of 2016:
This year's Forest Preserve District of Will County photo contest has several new features including a new name, a longer time period, monthly photo judging and online participation. More

 
     
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