Native Tree Sale, Saturday, October 15th 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pre-order your trees today!

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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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 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  
    Friday, October 14, 2016
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m
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    Bring your family to explore Mellody Farm nature Preserve after dark! We will learn all about our furry flying friends – Bats! And then enjoy a story and s’mores around...

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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 5, 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  
    Mondays, January 30th - March 13th
    (no class on February 20th)
    1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Set out on an outdoor adventure to...

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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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  • Middlefork Farm Nature Preserve  
    Sunday, September 24, 2017
    4:00 - 7:00 p.m
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