With green streamers flying from the nature center steeple, the woods was dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve on June 4, 1978 – permanently protecting the land, its plants and animals for nature study and hiking. The preservation of Thorn Creek Woods is a history of people. Through the years, over 1,500 people organized and fought to preserve the woods.
GOOD NEWS! Our garlic sale is continuing during Nature Center Open Hours – Fridays and Sundays from Noon to 4 pm. (updated 10/07/2017)