Coming Sunday, September 25th

Highlights

Register now for the Swinging Bridge 8K Trail Race on Sunday, September 18th!

Join us Sunday, September 25th for one of the top family events in the Chicago area!

Pre-Order your shrubs and trees today! Pick up at our Native Tree Sale on Saturday, October 15th.

Join us for a morning of rewarding restoration work at one of our monthly community volunteer work opportunities.

Upcoming Events

  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Mondays, September 12th - October 24th
    (no class October 10th)

    1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Set out each week on a new adventure at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve searching for...

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  • Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Fall volunteer work day activities include brush control and burn prep.
    Trail access and parking are located at Elawa...

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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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  • Skokie River Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, October 1, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Fall volunteer work day activities include brush control and burn prep.
    Trail access and parking are located at the west end of...

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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  
    Saturday, October 22, 2016
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
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    Learn about life above and below Jens Jensen’s Mellody Farm pond. Then help us discover what fish call this historic pond home by participating in...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, November 1, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Fall volunteer work day activities include brush control and burn prep.
    Trail access and parking are located at 350 North...

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  • West Skokie Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, December 3, 2016
    9:00 a.m. - noon

    Winter volunteer work day activities include invasive woody plant removal.
    Trail access and parking are located off of Westleigh...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Sunday, December 11, 2016
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m
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    Enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer at this fun family event! Ride a horse-drawn wagon through the preserve with jolly old St. Nick, listen...

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  • Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    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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Highlighted Events Here

Upcoming Events

Mellody Farm Nature Preserve  
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m
.

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

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