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  • Flies sitting on dead fish in shallow water with a frog in the middle.

    Nature curiosity: How do flies find garbage and other stinky things?

    7/9/2024

    How do flies find garbage and other sources of stink so fast? They rely on their antennae to help them hone in.

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  • Quiz: What's your luna moth IQ?

    7/8/2024

    Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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  • A wet dog shakes itself off and sprays water

    The dog days of summer are here, but it doesn't mean what you think

    7/3/2024

    The dog days of summer are here, both literally and metaphorically. Be sure to stay safe outdoors during periods of high heat and humidity.

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  • A Halloween pennant dragonfly perched atop a hoary vervain plant.

    Battling mosquitoes in your yard? Attract dragonflies

    6/28/2024

    Dragonflies can eat dozens of mosquitoes a day, so attracting them to your yard might help make your time outside more enjoyable.

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  • A periodical cicada on a tree branch with leaves in the background.

    Cicada summer continues as annual cicadas follow periodical counterparts

    6/28/2024

    Did you think we were done with cicadas for the summer? Think again. While the 17-year cicadas are winding down, another kind of cicada is just getting started. 

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  • A garter snake with its tongue sticking out.

    Quiz: What's your garter snake IQ?

    6/27/2024

    Test your knowledge with this 10-question quiz.

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  • A group of two adults and two kids looking at the night sky while laying on a blanket in the grass.

    Streaks of light in the night sky could be shooting stars not fireworks

    6/27/2024

    The arrival of July means the return of meteor shower activity, including the popular Perseids meteor shower.

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  • A person standing next to a large tree trunk in a forest.

    Meet a Naturalist: Brittany Schaller, at home in the outdoors

    6/26/2024

    Brittany Schaller is about as outdoorsy as it gets. She camps, she hikes, she fishes, and it’s been like that for as long as she can remember.

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  • Fireworks lighting up the night sky over a lake.

    Booms in the night: Fireworks displays pose risks for wildlife

    6/26/2024

    It's not just our pets who suffer around the Fourth of July. Loud, booming fireworks pose serious risks to wildlife too. 

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  • A bullfrog with its head sticking out of the water.

    Quiz: Test your knowledge on bullfrog basics

    6/25/2024

    Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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Current Headlines

Lake Chaminwood loop trail section closed for path connection, fishing pier project

7/3/2024

A portion of the Lake Chaminwood loop trail in Channahon is closed for a Forest Preserve District path connection and fishing pier project. 

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Healing With Nature: As time ticks by, ‘Harmonica Jack’ makes beautiful music in nature

6/28/2024

In the third installment of the Forest Preserve's Healing With Nature series, Beecher resident John Keslin talks about how he's still having fun playing the harmonica in nature, even though he is facing serious health issues. 

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