Learn About Wheeling Wildlife from Local Experts

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If you’re looking for a fun way to learn about the local wildlife in Wheeling, we’ve got you covered. Thanks to the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, you can connect with nature without ever leaving our apartments in Wheeling, IL. Read on to learn how you can access these exciting virtual events online:

Learn About Local Animals

If you’re an animal lover, Little Red Schoolhouse has something really special in store for you. Thanks to their new videos, you can watch from home as the staff feeds the turtles and snakes in their care. In addition, the Forest Preserves of Cook County offers resources on the burrowing animals that live at the Crabtree Nature Center. If you’re more excited about animals in the sky, the Trailside Museum is hosting a Facebook live class discussing which local birds are likely to visit your bird feeders this winter.

Explore Local Plants

Foxboro’s local nature sights will also definitely excite plant enthusiasts. With new online resources, residents can now virtually surround themselves with all of the incredible plants available right here in Wheeling’s backyard. To get up close and personal with local trees, check out Openland’s TreeKeepers “Virtual Tree Walk” on Zoom. Crabtree Nature Center also hosts virtual trail walks where participants can enjoy wildlife from the comfort of home.

Take Virtual Classes

If learning a new skill is more up your alley, get your education on with an online class. You can get ready for your next camping trip with Forest Preserves Camping’s Facebook Live events. Check out Fire Building 101 or “Knot Tying 101. The Sand Ridge Nature Center also offers a pioneer-era cooking demonstration, which teaches you to cook over an open fire. Develop your nature art skills with the River Trail Nature Center. They offer a Basic Nature Photography Workshop. Crabtree Nature Center also offers a Winter Watercolors Workshop.

Encompassing the most interesting wildlife in Wheeling, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County has something for you. If you’d rather head outside and explore nature in person, grab your mask and visit these beautiful scenic trails. Contact us today to learn more about our luxury apartments in Wheeling, IL.

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