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

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

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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Good News For Those Who Hate Yard Work: You Can Skip Raking Your Leaves

Put down the rake. You don't need to clear all the leaves from your yard this fall. Leaving them where they fall is actually better for the environment and for your yard.

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Quiz: Test Your Spiny Softshell Turtle Knowledge

Find out on this 10-question quiz.

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It's Mating Season for Deer, Which Can Have Deadly Consequences

During this time, deer tend to move about more freely, causing an uptick in collisions with vehicles.

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Nature Curiosity: How Do Beavers Hold Their Breath For So Long?

How do beavers stay under water for so long? Their bodies are specially designed for it.

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Myth Buster: Spider Silk Is As Strong As Steel? It's Not Quite So Simple

Is spider silk as strong as steel? Yes and no. 

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Fake Spider Webs Are The Stuff of Nightmares For Wildlife

Fake spider webs are a popular Halloween decoration, but they can be a death trap for wildlife.

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Creature Feature: The More Vulnerable Spiny Softshell Turtle

Softshell turtles are a little different than most turtles. Learn what sets them apart and how they compensate.

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Watch Your Step: Stink Bugs Are Making Their Way Indoors

With summer-like temperatures behind us, it's the time of year when stink bugs start making their way into our homes. Resist the urge to stomp on or squish them or you'll quickly learn how these insects got their name.

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Quiz: Are You A Monarch Master?

Test you knowledge about monarchs with this 10-question quiz.

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What's The Difference: Frog Vs. Toad

Frogs and toads are both amphibians, and the differences between them can be confusing and subtle.

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Five Fascinating Facts About Pelicans

The American white pelicans are back, but there's probably a lot you don't know about these big birds. Dive in to learn more about one of the more beloved animals seen in Will County.

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This Interactive Map Helps Guide You to This Season's Fall Colors

If you're counting down the days to a colorful canopy, this map is just for you.

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Creature Feature: The Treasured Monarch

The monarch is the most recognizable butterfly in the United States, but these winged creatures aren't as common as they used to be. 

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Current Headlines

Here's Your Last Chance to Order A 2021 Dog Park Calendar

11/27/2020

A limited quantity of the cute canine calendars are available until they're sold out; all proceeds benefit the Will County Humane Society.

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Foundation's Donation Will Fund Forest Preserve Projects, Programs

11/24/2020

A donation of $48,610 from The Nature Foundation of Will County will pay for a Goodenow Grove Campground welcome station, complete with a solar charging station, and for wetland restoration also at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. 

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