for some Chicago Wilderness to explore this weekend? Want
to join a volunteer work party to help restore prairies
the Wild is your guide to getting out into
nature in the Chicago area. You'll find descriptions of
plants, birds and animals found in each nature preserve,
a little natural history, a trail map, and directions
to the preserve.
field guides and binoculars or just your senses and
spirit. These lands are among our best and brightest gems
of ancient nature.
Into the Wild: Preserves and other
wild places we have profiled in other issues, with narratives,
trail maps, and directions. By
Illinois county, except as otherwise indicated. For
alphabetical list, see pull-down menu at bottom of this
page and all profile pages.