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  • Too many mosquitoes in your yard? Attract dragonflies

    6/28/2022

    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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  • Five fast facts about underappreciated moths

    6/24/2022

    In the animal kingdom, moths are considered something akin to butterflies' ugly stepsisters, but moths are special too.

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  • Insects are disappearing, but you can help reverse the trend

    6/23/2022

    Insect populations are declining, and that's bad news for us and our ecosystems. Learn what you can do to help reverse the trend.

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  • Asian carp for dinner? With new name, look for copi on a menu near you

    6/22/2022

    Asian carp might be showing up on the dinner menu at a restaurant near you, but with a new name designed to make the fish a little easier to swallow for local diners.

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  • Have stroller, will travel? Check out these preserves for stroller-friendly adventures

    6/22/2022

    Looking for a place to explore with a stroller in tow? We've got plenty of places for you to plan an adventure.

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  • Nature curiosity: Will a worm regenerate if it gets cut in half?

    6/16/2022

    Will a worm really regenerate if it gets cut in two? It's complicated. 

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  • These animal dads are worth celebrating

    6/15/2022

    Many males play a key role in giving their offspring a much-needed jump-start. 

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  • Help wildlife beat the heat by leaving water out for them

    6/14/2022

    What are you doing to beat the heat this week? If you can, add leaving water out for wildlife to your list.

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  • Snakes aren't the only legless reptiles slithering across Will County. Meet the slender glass lizard

    6/14/2022

    Legless reptiles are snakes, right? Not always. The slender glass lizard is one of many legless lizards in the world, and it lives right here in Will County.

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  • Moles are perfectly suited for their underground lifestyle

    6/13/2022

    Eastern moles live secret lives right below our feet, and just because we don't see them doesn't mean we don't know they are around.

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Current Headlines

Bilingual Bird Hike explores unique Lockport Prairie Nature Preserve

8/18/2022

As part of The Preserves Are for You campaign, the Forest Preserve will host a Bilingual Bird Hike at Lockport Prairie on Aug. 27. A Spanish translator will be present and all bird-watching experience levels are welcome. 

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Thorn Creek Woods, nature center to close for repairs

8/17/2022

An AmeriCorps project at Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve will begin on Monday, Aug. 29, and run through Friday, Sept. 2. During this time, the parking lot, trails and nature center will all be closed. 

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