Learn about native plants and animals in the Fox River Valley.
Educational exhibits and interpretive center encourage hands-on
The visitor center houses live native animals, interactive
exhibits depicting native flora and fauna, bird-watching area,
active beehive and "Nature...
Ryerson Woods is a 552-acre Lake County Forest Preserve along
the Des Plaines River in Deerfield. Ryerson Woods supports
threatened and endangered...
Six thousand years ago, what is today Sand Ridge Nature Center
was part of Lake Chicago's beach edge of that time. Now you can
visit prairies, hike...
Stop by the nature center to see
interpretive displays and exhibits including an underwater diorama
of the Fox River. Enjoy nature books and the discovery...
Thorn Creek offers over 3 miles of wooded trails where visitors
can see birds, deer and squirrels. There are educational displays,
including a kid's...
Featuring over 150
animals including raptors, Laughing Kookaburras, crocodilians,
turtles, tortoises, gila monsters, beaded lizards and
Before injured and abandoned animals are returned to the wild,
many stay at Willowbrook. Some animals live at the center
year-round, including a bald...
Unique indoor reptile zoo features an albino green iguana,
rhinoceros iguana, a rare albino alligator, a 350-pound Anaconda, a
Nile crocodile, a 140-year-old...
Stop in to pick up fishing equipment of every description. Check
the Web site for free workshops and events.