Help endangered Blanding's turtles thrive in Kane County with the Kane Forest Preserve Foundation's Adopt a Turtle program! With a ceremonial adoption, you'll help turtle efforts and research beyond the District's current capacity.  See our flyer​ for more details, or adopt now. Thank you!​
IMAGE: Blanding's turtle on a rock
Saturday, Feb. 16; 7-9 p.m. Creek Bend Nature Center 37W700 Dean St., St. Charles
Has love ever made your head spin? Have you ever blown your budget on an expensive date, or done crazy things to win someone's affection? You're not alone! Learn about the lengths that non-human wildlife go to find dates and mates, in this animal courtship program. Enjoy wine, chocolates and other treats while the naturalists give a presentation on courtship rituals in nature. We'll look at prairie chickens' crazy dances, cicadas' serenades, bucks battling and more! There will be plenty of social time in an atmosphere of soft lights, cool jazz and the beautiful surroundings of the Creek Bend house. This program is for individuals, as well as couples. To register, call 630-444-3190 or email The fee is $30/person.
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