Willy's Wilderness

A nature website for kids (and their parents) from the Forest Preserve District of Will County

  • Dip Netting the Des Plaines
    Fri, Jun 25
    Isle a la Cache Museum
    Jun 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E Romeo Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
    In honor of National Catfish Day, come on out to Isle a la Cache and spend some time dip netting in the Des Plaines River. See what underwater wildlife you can catch, like dragonfly nymphs, crayfish, tadpoles and perhaps even a catfish!
  • Firefly Hike for Families
    Tue, Jul 06
    Plum Creek Nature Center
    Jul 06, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401, USA
    Bring the family out and become immersed in the wondrous glow of the firefly! Surround yourself in nature and experience the magic that these beautiful creatures possess.