Looking for some Chicago
Wilderness to explore this weekend? Want to join a volunteer
work party to help restore prairies or wetlands?
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.
Guide Close to Home
Back Into the Wild:
Preserves and 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.