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Sat 27

Species Spotlight: Bluebird Nest Box Monitoring

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 27

Science Saturday:  Snowfari

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 03

Species Spotlight: Plants

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 17

Species Spotlight: Odonata

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Features

NPlogo-black-1024x291The healing power of nature awaits in the forest preserves’ woods, prairies, trails, and rivers…


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Winter Preserve Gate Closings & Accessibility

Enjoy the forest preserves all winter long! We work hard to keep many sites open- no matter what Mother Nature throws our way. Vehicle access to preserves will be limited to select preserve locations once the roadways become snow or ice covered due to staff and equipment limitations. Walk -in use is welcomed at all preserve locations, with some hard paths kept cleared, but not all parking lots will be available and not all gates or roadways will be open. 
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Ecosystem Services: Indispensable– Invaluable – Irreplaceable

Ecosystem services defines the value and impact of protecting nature and the benefits gained. There is a direct correlation with natural systems and their diverse benefits to human economies. Once we understand the impact and overall value of Ecosystem Services, we can better prioritize money and resources to protect ecosystems far into the future.
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5500 Northrock Drive ⋅ Rockford, IL 61103 ⋅ 815-877-6100 ⋅ Fax 815-877-6124 ⋅ wcfpd@winnebagoforest.org
Thanks to David C. Olson (davidolsonphotography.com) for the use of wildlife and landscape images.
All Images copyrighted.