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Sometimes, Nature Stinks — Especially in the Fall

You can thank the neighborhood skunk, along with the time of year, for that unmistakable stench.

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Audubon Resource Helps Gardeners Attract Birds

The online database helps you make your yard an avian oasis.

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Amazing Find: Two Rare Reptiles Spotted in One Preserve on Same Day

Every now and then, District staff gets lucky when out in the field and comes upon some special creatures, and such was the case earlier this week.

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Study Shows Glass Buildings Cause Blind Spot for Bats

Smooth vertical surfaces can wreak havoc on bats' ability to process sound waves, causing them to crash head-on into buildings.

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What You Need to Know About 'Zombie Dogs'

So far there appear to be no recent reports of sick coyotes in Will County. But it’s good to be aware of what is happening in case the contagious disease spreads to coyotes in the region.

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Watch: Determined Hummingbird Tries Feeding Off Orange Hat

Give this bird an A for effort, even if it came up empty.

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What You Need to Know About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The total solar eclipse is only a week away.

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The Hooded Grebe’s Courtship Dance May Be the Most Amazing One You'll Ever See

From fancy footwork to some highly choreographed maneuvers, hooded grebes surely know how to put on a show.

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Watch These Birds Turn Themselves Into Whirlybirds on a Whirlybird

We've all been there at some point in our lives, bored out of our minds and making our own bit of fun however we could. These corellas are no different.

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Enjoy These Beautiful Creatures During National Moth Week

It's National Moth Week, so there's no better time than now to share some jaw-dropping photos of these stunningly beautiful creatures.

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Watch a snake hitch a ride to work on woman's windshield

It's a good thing she wasn't driving a convertible with the top down.

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Researchers have a quacky idea: Replace car horns with duck sounds

The sounds of nature have a way to grab someone's attention, and that's further confirmed by the results from a study looking into alternatives for the modern day car horn, where duck sounds emerged as the winner.

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Glow-in-the-dark algae lights up Australia

A unique bioluminescent bloom in Australia is setting the Internet on fire.

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Amazing Video Captures Rare Sight: A Great Horned Owl Going For a Swim

It's an incredibly majestic and incredibly rare piece of video, courtesy of some hikers in a canyon in Lake Powell, between Arizona and Utah.

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99-million-year-old baby bird found in amber is a fossil like we've never seen before

The hatchling is the most complete fossil ever found in Myanmar amber, with its head, wings, skin, feathers and a clawed foot clearly visible to the naked eye.

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Squirrel invades home, and complete pandemonium breaks out

Squirrels belong outside, and this video proves that.

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Sea Lion Video Further Confirms Nature Can Be Cute — And Dangerous

The next time you have an encounter with wildlife and are thinking of getting a little closer, the video of a girl being dragged off a pier by a sea lion may make you think twice about it.

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You Won't Be Able to Stop Watching These Bees Mating

Animals don't think of mating as an act of intimacy like humans do, but one photographer has incredibly captured the most intimate video of bees mating that you'll ever see.

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D.C. Duck Ramp Proves Sometimes Nature Just Needs a Boost

They took to it like a duck to water, naturally.

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Animals Drinking Water is the Best Thing on the Internet This Week

A GoPro, a bucket of water and a parade of thirsty animals is truly mesmerizing.

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Adorable trash panda invades Toronto airport to delight of travelers

It was one of the cutest airport security breaches you'll ever see.

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Bird Incredibly Hitches Ride Through Chicago's Loop

What's more amazing: The fact that this bird hitched a ride or that the driver seemed to be traveling at a decent clip in Chicago's Loop?

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Massive Snake Goes for a Ride, Freaks Out Driver

Another driver thought it was a man's tattooed arm hanging out the window. Until she got closer.

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Giant Gator Casually Takes a Shortcut Across Path

Nothing to see here, just a prehistoric monster out for a stroll, like it's no big deal.

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Snowy Owl Photobombs Traffic Camera

The camera was there to keep an eye on traffic, but it turns out a snowy owl had its eye on the camera.

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Current Headlines

Recycle Your Bicycle at Monee Reservoir

9/17/2017

The recycling program for old or unused bikes runs from October 3-15.

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Forest Preserve Workday Inspired by National Public Lands Day

9/16/2017

Volunteers are being sought for the September 23 brush clearing and seed collection event.

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