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What's the difference?: Blizzard vs. snowstorm2/10/2022Read more
Snowstorms are often anticipated for days ahead of their arrival, but when does a snowstorm become a blizzard?
Nature curiosity: Why don't woolly bear caterpillars freeze to death?2/10/2022Read more
Woolly bear caterpillars can't predict how bad winter will be, but they do have a pretty cool way to survive even the coldest of temperatures.
Myth buster: Too cold to snow? Never2/7/2022Read more
Too cold to snow? There's no such thing.
How to keep raccoons away from your bird feeders2/4/2022Read more
Raccoons can be just as troublesome as squirrels around bird feeders, but there's a few tricks to keep them away.
Nature curiosity: Why do frozen lakes creak or groan?2/3/2022Read more
Have you ever heard an ice-covered lake creaking or groaning? It's normal in winter because of how temperature changes affect ice.
Nature curiosity: How do trees survive winter?2/3/2022Read more
Even in a mild winter, trees have a lot to endure. How do they do it?
5 things to know about groundhogs, the star of the day2/2/2022Read more
Groundhogs are enjoying their annual day in the spotlight, but there's a lot more to them than just the silly notion that Punxsutawney Phil can predict when winter will end.
Why is the world so quiet when it snows? The science behind the silence1/31/2022Read more
It's not just a myth that the world seems more quiet after a snowfall. There's science behind the silence.
Why is snowfall so hard to accurately predict?1/25/2022Read more
Those snow forecasts you see can often be much ado about nothing, because snow is notoriously hard to accurately forecast.
Nature curiosity: How do deer stay warm in winter?1/24/2022Read more
Deer can't escape the cold during a long, harsh winter, so how do they survive? They rely on a combination of adaptations and behavioral changes to make it through the cold winter months.
The band Big Lagniappe will perform funk and jazz, and food truck fare will be available for purchase at The Nature Foundation of Will County's summer benefit concert on Aug. 20 at Whalon Lake in Naperville. Proceeds benefit the Forest Preserve District.
From hairy puccoon in the spring to rattlesnake master in the summer, Kankakee Sands Preserve is in full bloom thanks to a multiyear restoration effort that is converting the rare ecosystem back to what the land was generations ago.