West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

 

Revel in Spring's Arrival!

Our Nature Preserve's Free Offerings

Move into High Gear.

 

May at the Preserve

 
 
Bird Walks
 
 
   Wednesday
May 2
  7:30 am - 9 am
   Sunday
May 13
  8 am - 10 am
Kids Fishing Clinics
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   Saturday
May 5  
 9 am - 11 am  
   Saturday
 May 19  
 9 am - 11 am
Family Nature Day
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    Sunday
May 6
 11 pm - 2 pm
 Stewardshiip Workday                                
   Saturday
May 19 
 10 am -12 pm
Sound Walk
 
 
   Saturday
 May 19  
 7 pm - 9 pm  
 

May Family Nature Day
Features Mask Making Artist
And Bird Themed Activities

June at the Preserve

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Kids Fishing Clinics
 
 
   Saturday
 June 2
 9 am - 11 am
   Sunday
 June 13
 9 am - 11 am
   Friday
 June 29
 9 am - 11 am
Stewardship Workday 
   Saturday
 June 16
 10 am - 12 pm
Solar Gazing 
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   Saturday
 June 16
11 am - 1 pm
Family Nature Day
 
   Saturday
 June 30
11 am - 2 pm
The spotlight shines on Jeff Semmerling, an artists who owns the nearby Art Side Out Studio & Mask Shop. On Earth Day, he walked about in his heron body mask, handing out our activity calendar. At Family Nature Day, he will lead a bird mask-making workshop, using eye-catching materials. All ages can participate. You will also find additional bird-themed activities around the pond and in the Nature Play Area.

Read More about Our PAC Sponsored and Self-Directed Activities

Spring Flowers

In no time at all, you will spy beautiful spring flowers emerging along the woodland path.


Last fall, thanks to the Chicago Park District and more than 30 volunteers, we planted approximately 2,000 wildflower plugs in the Southwest corner of the preserve. 


(See woodland flower samples)