In the southwest corner of Lake County lies one of Illinois’ unique wetland communities, Volo Bog. Explore the state’s natural history as you wander Volo Bog’s trail system.
Two forest preserves in southern Cook County, Bartel Grassland and Tinley Creek Wetlands, have proven themselves to be phenomenal destinations for birding in the Chicago region — and that is entirely due to years of successful restoration at the two sites.
When was the last time you wandered through an ancient grove of oak trees and stumbled upon a hidden lake tucked away quietly in the woods? At Oak Openings Nature Preserve, you can do just that, while exploring a conservation community in the heart of Lake County, Illinois.