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Things We Love: Those Sneaky Salamanders

When it comes to salamanders, a big part of the thrill is the hunt.

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Quiz: Are You An Expert on Spring Peepers?

Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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Nature Curiosity: Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Brain Damage?

Woodpeckers can peck up to 12,000 times a day! So how do they do it without hurting their brains?

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How To Turn Your Yard Into A Haven For Birds

Want to attract birds to your yard? You'll need to meet their basic needs: food, shelter and water.

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Things We Love: Those Gangling Great Blue Herons

Birds in Will County come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but it doesn't get any better than spotting a great blue heron gliding over a preserve or patiently stalking its prey on the ground.

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Cabin Fever Setting In? Here Are Some Kid-Friendly Ideas To Beat The Boredom

Beat the boredom with some kid-friendly activities for indoors and outdoors. 

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Creature Feature: The Season-Announcing Spring Peeper

Soon, spring peepers will be calling out in the night, letting us know spring has arrived.

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A World Without Mosquitoes? It's Not As Great An Idea As It May Seem

A world without mosquitoes might sound nice, but removing one species from its habitat can have far-ranging and devastating consequences.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Badgers?

Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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This Dead Great Blue Heron Is Hanging From A Tree Due To Human Carelessness

The photo isn't easy to look at, but it's important to share it to raise awareness of how deadly the trash being left behind in the preserves can be to wildlife.

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What's the Difference?: Reptile vs. Amphibian

Is a snake a reptile or an amphibian? How about a frog? These two classes of animals have some similarities, but some key characteristics also set them apart. 

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Rare White Opossum Spotted in Wilmington

With scores of wildlife to be spotted around Will County, you never quite know what you'll spot in the great outdoors. 

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Pesticides Causing Brain Damage in Baby Bumblebees, Study Shows

Climate change and habitat loss aren't the only factors affecting the bee population. A new study shows the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids can cause permanent brain damage in baby bumblebees. 

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Nature Curiosity: Why Is Ice So Slippery?

Icy is slippery; it's one of those things people just know to be true, like water being wet. But the science behind this fact has only recently become well understood. 

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Venus In March's Night Sky

March includes the much-heralded start of spring, along with a supermoon and a great opportunity to see Venus in the night sky.

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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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