Programs are held at Heller Nature Center at 2821 Ridge Road in Highland Park, Illinois 60035 (directions) unless otherwise noted. All programs are open to the public. Membership is not required to attend these programs. All programs are free. Good deal, huh? If you like our programming, here are ways to support our organization.
Following is a listing of our 2016 – 2017 programs. To receive notice of upcoming programs and field trips, please sign up to receive our email newsletter (click link). You can also follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook page.
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm
Over 300 million years ago, dragonflies with 2-1/2-foot wingspans ruled the air. Today their descendants number more than 100 species in Illinois alone, providing a visual feast for nature lovers from May to October. McHenry[...]
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Note: OPTIONAL 6 PM BIRD WALK before the program. Meet in the Heller parking lot. Bring binoculars! After the program, we will also listen and look for American Woodcock doing their mating display right outside[...]
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Nightjars like Eastern Whip-poor-will, Common Nighthawk and Chuck-will’s-widow arrive in Illinois in spring, stay to breed, and provide some of summer’s best nocturnal birding. Illinois Natural History Survey biologist Tara Beveroth will discuss the natural[...]
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