By Kris / December 31, 2016

2016 Friends of Busse Woods Year in Review

All year long, in all types of weather, our hearty and enthusiastic volunteers arrive to restore habitat at Busse Woods....

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By Kris / November 6, 2016

8th Annual Restoration Workday and Potluck

FRIENDS OF BUSSE WOODS POTLUCK WORKDAY Join the Friends of Busse Woods for our 8th Annual Habitat Restoration Workday followed by...

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By Kris / August 14, 2016

Poison Ivy-what is it good for?

"Leaves of three, let them be". We've all heard that adage as children and learned to fear poison ivy.  Urushiol,...

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By Kris / July 31, 2016

Busse Woods Night Ride

Busse Woods Night Ride 2016

September 10, 2016
Join Friends of the Forest Preserves and Friends of Cycling...

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By Kris / June 7, 2016

Garlic Mustard Musings

Garlic mustard was introduced from Europe in the 1800's as a culinary herb.  It quickly escaped cultivation and invaded our woodlands....

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By Kris / April 26, 2016

Earth Day 2016

A big thank you to all the volunteers, Master Gardeners, Scout Troops, and families that made a difference this Earth...

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By Kris / April 7, 2016

Calling Frog Survey

IMG_0691The Calling Frog Survey was established in 2000 to compile long term...

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By Kris / March 21, 2016

Spring Cleaning Rx

Spring is here and it's time for some clean up work.  Prescription fire is the best tool land managers have for...

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By Kris / March 13, 2016

Bittersweet Sunday

Our hardy volunteers braved the stormy forecast and were rewarded by a (mostly) rain free workday.  Okay, we got a little...

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By Kris / March 2, 2016

Many hands make fast work of buckthorn

Thanks to the youth group from Chicago Family Church who joined us at Saturday's workday.  We can now see glimpses...

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By Kris / February 18, 2016

2016 Birding Big Year Competition

Join #TeamBusse at From March 1 to December 31, 2016, the Forest...

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By Kris / February 14, 2016

Valentine’s Workday

We showed our love for Mother Nature at our snowy Valentine's Day workday. Our two newly certified fellers, Jeff and...

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By Kris / February 10, 2016

Meet Busse Woods

By Kris / February 10, 2012


We have been taking monthly pictures tracking our progress as we remove the brush and various invasive species within Busse...

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