Izaak Walton Nature Preserve

Homewood Science Center puts tickets on sale for 3rd Walk Walton event

Tickets are on sale for the Homewood Science Center’s third Walk Walton fundraiser celebrating nature, science, music and crafts on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 W. Ridge Road in Homewood. Discounted rates apply for tickets purchased by Oct. 10.  Individual and group rates are available.

Students learn, practice conservation through Homewood Science Center intern program

On a Saturday morning when one might expect junior high schoolers to be sleeping in, the Homewood Science Center’s conservation ecology interns are hard at work clearing invasive buckthorn plants from the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve. Using little more than simple tools and teamwork, interns cut down and carry away thick bundles of branches and leaves until the area that was once difficult to walk through becomes an open space for native species to thrive.

Fourth of July festivities promise a day of family fun

Fourth of July celebrations in Homewood and Flossmoor are steeped in tradition, and this year’s festivities are designed to follow the popular script: a 5K race, two parades and a family festival.

Hofeld rescued after falling through nature preserve ice

Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld is recovering Monday after falling through some ice rescuing his dog Sunday.

According to a village statement, Hofeld and and his wife were walking with their dogs in a nature preserve when one walked onto an iced-over lake. He went after the dog and attempted to rescue it and both fell through the ice.

According to published reports, the incident took place at Homewood’s Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, which has a lake and several ponds. 

Walk Walton fundraiser: Homewood Science Center to host fall festival at Izaak Walton Preserve

Fresh air, fun science and a chance to help the Homewood Science Center continue to grow. That's what Walk Walton, a PopUp Science fundraiser, has to offer area residents from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Walk Walton will be the HSC's first fall festival. The event will be an opportunity to escape into the beauty of autumn on a guided nature walk or stroll the trails on your own with a self-guided tour through Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood.

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