West Ridge Nature Preserve, Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

 

Revel in Summer's Arrival!

Our Nature Preserve's Free Offerings

Move into High Gear.

 

June at the Preserve

 
 
Kids Fishing Clinics
 
 
  Saturday
June 2
9 am - 11 am
  Sunday
June 17 
9 am - 11 am 
  Friday
June 29
9 am - 11 am
 Bird Walk
 
 
  Sunday
 June 3
 8 am - 10 am
Stewardship Workday
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   Saturday
June 16 
 10 am - noon
Solar Gazing
   Saturday
June 16
 11 am - 12 pm
Family Nature Day
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   Saturday
June 30
11 am -2 pm

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For fishing enthusiasts, we offer seven Kids Fishing Clinics in June and July aimed at children over five. The clinics include equipment and expert instruction.

 

For avid birders, the last bird walk of a spectacular migration season takes place in early June. We will also check on the bluebird family.


For outdoor-loving families, our June Family Nature Day will spark your understanding and appreciation of (and, yes, even fondness for) insects as you collect, examine and create. Next Family Nature Day: August 25.   

July at the Preserve

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Kids Fishing Clinics
 
 
   Wednesday
 July 11
 9 am - 11 am
   Saturday
 July 21
 9 am - 11 am
   Wednesday
 July 25
 9 am - 11 am
   Sunday
 July 29
 9 am - 11 pm
Stewardship Workday 
   Saturday
  July 15
 10 am - noon

Read More about Our PAC Sponsored and Self-Directed Activities

Emerging Flowers

You already can see flowers emerging all around the nature preserve. As the season progression, we expect to enjoy a full progression of colorful blooms.


Last fall and this spring, thanks to the Chicago Park District and volunteers, we planted approximately 2,000 wildflower plugs and another 1,200 plants throughout the preserve.


(See woodland flower samples)