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Highlights

Join us April 30th for a sunrise hike and bird exploration at Skokie River Nature Preserve.

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Explore our treasured Jens Jensen pond by canoe on Saturday, May 14th!

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Upcoming Events

  • Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 7, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Spring volunteer work day activities such as brush control and planting.
    Trail access and parking are located at Elawa Farm, 1401...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Friday, May 13, 2016
    6:30 - 9:30 p.m
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    Join us for the Associate Board of Lake Forest Open Lands' spring event, Cattails & Cocktails, for an evening under the stars and with an opportunity to preview and purchase from the Go Native! Plant & Tree Sale. Event includes dinner, dancing and a bourbon...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 14, 2016
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
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    Welcome in spring with Lake Forest Open Lands and The City of Lake Forest. A wide variety of native grasses, woodland wildflowers, prairie and savanna plants, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase. Arborists and plant specialists will be on hand to answer questions.

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 14, 2016
    10:00 a.m. - noon

    Come with your family to explore our treasured Jens Jensen pond by canoe! We will learn canoe safety, fun facts and paddling basics before we head out onto the water. Small group size allows for a...

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  • Skokie River Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 14, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Chicago River Day aims to control invasive species such as garlic mustard, and plant native species...

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  • West Campus Woods 
    Saturday, May 21, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Our Annual Garlic Mustard Pull helps control this invasive species. We've even won awards in years past for pounds...

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  • 300 North Green Bay Road  
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    6:00 p.m.

    Join us for...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m
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    Join Lake Forest Open Lands, Forever Om Yoga and LF Juice for an evening of yoga in nature. Let the solar energies of the summer solstice nourish and...

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  • Derwen Mawr and
    Skokie River Nature Preserves  

    (Registration, check in and starting line behind Deer Path Middle School)
    Sunday, September 18, 2016
    8:00 a.m. - noon

    Enjoy a scenic run sponsored by...

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  • Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
    Sunday, September 25, 2016
    4:00 - 7:00 p.m
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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, October 15, 2016
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
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    Lake Forest Open Lands Association and the City of Lake Forest are partnering to offer a Native Tree Sale. 10-12 native tree varieties will...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Sunday, December 11, 2016
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m
    .

    Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer at this family fun event! Ride a horse-drawn wagon through the preserve with jolly old St. Nick, listen to a...

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Highlighted Events Here

Upcoming Events

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Friday, May 13, 2016
6:30 - 9:30 p.m
.

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
.

Welcome in spring with Lake Forest Open Lands and The City of Lake Forest. A wide variety of native grasses, woodland wildflowers, prairie and savanna plants, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase. Arborists and plant specialists will be on hand to answer questions.

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Sunday, December 11, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 p.m
.