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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge On Green Herons




A green heron on a tree branch. (Photo courtesy of Debi Shapiro via Will County Wildlife)

Green herons aren't the most well-known member of the heron family, but they live all across Will County. Have you ever seen one? Do you know what makes them unique?

Test your knowledge of these crafty birds. You might want to study up ahead of time with the help of our creature feature.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

Creature Feature: The Creepy, Crawly Wolf Spider

10/19/2020

With eight long legs, eight eyes and fangs for mouthparts, wolf spiders look scarier than they are. In reality, they aren't dangerous at all, and they play an important role in the ecosystem.

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What's The Difference?: Ladybug vs. Lady Beetle

10/15/2020

Ladybug or lady beetles? Are these creatures one and the same?

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Now Is The Time To Sow Native Seeds For Spring Sprouts

10/14/2020

If you're adding native wildflowers to your yard, this is a great time of year to get started. Seeds planted in the fall will germinate in the spring. 

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