Local Places

Local places to photograph

The local section is broken down by county, click on the place to go to their web site.
Not all places are forest preserves, the first place will be the county forest preserve.

Illinois DNR
Illinois State Parks

In Cook County
        Cook County Forest Preserve District
        Chicago Park District
        Black Partridge Wooods, Lemont
        Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield
        Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe
        Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills
        Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago
        Little Red School House Nature Center, Willow Springs
        Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago
        Sagawau Environment Center, Lemont
        Stillman Nature Center, South Barrington
        Wolf Road Prairie, Westchester

In DuPage County
        DuPage County Forest Preserve District
        Ball Seed, West Chicago
        Belmont Prairie, Downers Grove
        Cantigny Park, Wheaton
        Cosley Zoo, Wheaton
        Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook
        Elsen's Hill (West DuPage Woods), West Chicago
        Hauserman's Orchids, Villa Park
        Kirt Prairie, (COD), Glen Ellyn
        Lyman Woods, Downers Grove
        McKee Marsh, Blackwell Forest Preserve, Warrenville
        The Morton Arboretum, Lisle
        Springbrook Prairie, Naperville
        St. James Farm, Warrenville
        Waterfall Glen, Darien
        Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Glen Ellyn

In Boone County
        Boone County Forest Preserve District

In Dekalb County
        Dekalb County Forest Preserve District

In Grundy County
        Channahon State Park
        Goose Lake Prairie, Morris

In Kane County
        Kane County Forest Preserve District
        Bluff Spring Fen, Forest Preserve, Elgin
        LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, St. Charles
        Peck Farm Park, Geneva
        Fermilab Nature/Ecology, Batavia
        Phillips Park Zoo, Aurora
In Kankakee County
        Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve District

In Kendall County
        Kendall County Forest Preserve District
        Lyon/Young Forest Preserve

In Lake County County
        Lake County Forest Preserves
        Captain Daniel Wright Woods FP, Mettawa
        Half Day FP, Vernon Hills
        Illinois Beach State Park
        Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods
        Volo Bog State Natural Area, Ingleside

In LaSalle County
        LaSalle County Parks and Nature
        Matthiessen State Park, Utica
        Starved Rock State Park, Utica

In Lee County
        Franklin Creek State Natural Area
        Nachusa Grasslands

In McHenry County
        McHenry County Forest Preserve

In Ogle County
        Byron Forest Preserve District, Byron

In Peoria County
        Peoria Park District
        Peoria Forest Park Nature Center
        Wildlife Pairie State Park, Peoria

In Will County
        Will County Forest Preserve District
        Messenger Woods, Homer Glen
        McKinley Woods Federick Grove
        Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, Wilmington

In Winnebago County
        Winnebago County Forest Preserve District
        Rock Cut State Park, Loves Park
        Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford

Non-Local places to photograph

State parks listed by state
Covered Bridges by State
Lighthouses by State

In Indiana
        Indiana DNR
        Indiana DunesNational Park
        Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
        Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area, Medaryville
        Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend

In Iowa
        Iowa DNR
        Lock & Dam 14, Le Claire
List of Zoos and Aquariums in U.S.
Butterflies of Illinois

In Michigan
        Michigan DNR
        Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (UP)
        Seney National Wildlife Refuge (UP)
        Tahquamenon Falls State Park (UP)
        Warren Dunes State Park, Sawyer
        Michigan Parks Trail Maps

In Wisconsin
        Wisconsin DNR
        Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison
        Horicon Marsh, Horicon
        Milwaukee Zoo, Milwaukee
        Racine Zoo, Racine