Why we do it

The answer is as clear as a sunny afternoon on the trail. See the dozens of joggers, bikers, and children walking with parents—all surrounded in natural beauty. You’ll understand.

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Why We Do It

The answer is as clear as a sunny afternoon on the trail. See the dozens of joggers, bikers, and children walking with parents—all surrounded in natural beauty. You’ll understand. LEARN MORE

What do we do?

One of the primary goals of the Friends of the Green Bay Trail is to create a healthy natural habitat by restoring a more natural forest or prairie ecosystem.

Buckthorn Barbecue

The Buckthorn Barbecue is the Friends’ largest annual event. Join us on October 3, 2019 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. For information on the event and how to become a sponsor, click here.

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How can you tell the difference between a male and female Monarch? Click to see answer.

A black spot on an inside surface of its hind wing distinguishes the male Monarch butterflies from the females that have no such spot

Why we do it

The answer is as clear as a sunny afternoon on the trail. See the dozens of joggers, bikers, and children walking with parents—all surrounded in natural beauty. You’ll understand.

Native Plants

Naturally good neighbors.
Over centuries, native plants evolved together with birds, butterflies and other species to create a balanced, healthy environment.

Monarch Hatchery

Observe, both in the wild or at our children-friendly hatchery, the monarch butterfly growing from egg to caterpillar, caterpillar to chrysalis, and chrysalis to majestic monarch.

Volunteer and Support

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Enjoy the Trail!

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