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Oct
16
Sat
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve @ Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve
Oct 16 @ 7:30 am
Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve @ Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve | Lake Forest | Illinois | United States

A fall sparrow spectacle awaits (we hope!) with special finds in previous years including Harris’ Sparrow, Purple Finch, Pine Siskins and more.

Directions:

From Rt. 60, take Rt. 43 north to Westmoreland Dr./Middlefork Dr. Turn left to the parking lot

Leader: Maureen Marsh (352) 317-5130

Oct
24
Sun
Raven Glen @ Raven Glen Forest Preserve
Oct 24 @ 7:30 am
Raven Glen @ Raven Glen Forest Preserve | Antioch | Illinois | United States

NEW!

One of Lake County’s newest forest preserves.

“You’ll be taken in by this preserve’s rolling hills and scenic vistas.”

The most prominent natural features of Raven Glen are Timber Lake, which is a glacial lake, Hastings Creek, scattered wetlands and rolling terrain with oak and hickory groves.

Directions:

Main entrance is at 41080 North U.S. Highway 45 (Route 45 south of Route 173 and north of Miller Rd.

Leader: Kerry Swift 847-323-6878

Learn more about Raven Glen

May
26
Thu
Heron Creek @ Heron Creek Forest Preserve
May 26 @ 7:00 am
Heron Creek @ Heron Creek Forest Preserve | Long Grove | Illinois | United States

NEW!

One of Lake County’s newest forest preserves.

Considered a birdwatcher’s paradise, more than 116 species of birds have been observed here, including a resident population of waterfowl and herons–the site’s namesake. Six state endangered bird species, black tern, black-crowned night heron, yellow-crowned night heron, osprey, Forster’s tern, and three state threatened bird species, brown creeper, pied-billed grebe and red-shouldered hawk have been found in the area.

Directions:

Entrance is at 22890 N Old McHenry Road, Lake Zurich, approximately 1/2 mile south of Route 22.

Leader: Jennifer Hovey 815-347-2286

Learn more about Heron Creek