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We are stewards of our county's natural and historic resources through conservation, education and the compatible outdoor recreation experiences we provide at Champaign County's Forest Preserves.

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Owl Prowls
Friday, February 13 - Museum of the Grand Prairie, 6pm-8pm
Friday, February 20 - Homer Lake Interpretive Center, 6pm-8pm
Friday, February 27 - Middle Fork Activity Center, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Why prowl for owls in February? More owls can be found in Champaign County during the winter months, and for some species this is their breeding season. That means we have a good chance of hearing or seeing a live owl in the wild! This educational program begins indoors with a slideshow, then we will hit the trails to call and search for owls! Register early for this popular program. $4 per person; children 2 and under are free. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or

Frog Call Survey Training: Boinks, Peeps & Twangs
Saturday, February 7
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 911 a.m.
The Forest Preserve District is re-starting its local frog call monitoring program and is looking for volunteers! Attend this training session to learn about how frog monitoring works and how to identify frogs by their calls. Participants will receive a complementary CD of local frog calls to take home. Dress for the weather, as we will go on a short hike. Free. Registration required; contact (217) 896-2455 or

Garden Lecture Series: Kids and Gardening
Sunday, February 1
Museum Education Center, Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, 2 – 3 p.m.
Teaching the next generation how to care for our environment is easy through gardening. Join us as Monica David, Extension Specialist and State Master Gardener Coordinator at the University of Illinois discusses how to engage children and create a lifelong passion for gardening. Free. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or

Full Moon Hike
Wednesday, February 4

River Bend Forest Preserve, Mahomet, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
The full moon of January was once called the “wolf moon” because Native Americans observed wolves in the moonlight at this time of year. We won’t see wolves, but we will take an interesting hike, and we may hear the howl of coyotes! Please dress for the weather. $2 per person. Registration required; (217) 896-2455 or

Book Your 2015 Outing at the Golf Course Today!
Play Better Golf, Enjoy Better Service

Lake of the Woods Golf Course is committed to the success of your golf event. No detail of your event or outing is too small in the eyes of our professionals. Let us host your next corporate event, fundraiser, or special golf tournament. Under the expert guidance of Chris Edmondson, treat your guests to one of the most popular golf courses in the Greater Champaign area and experience golf the way it should be.