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  • Mother Nature will put on a light show of her own as meteor shower activity gets underway

    6/29/2022

    After the Fourth of July fireworks, a different kind of light show will start lighting up the night sky, with three meteor showers active in July.

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  • Quiz: How good are your insect identification skills?

    6/29/2022

    Test your insect identification skills with this 10-question quiz.

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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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Current Headlines

Half-price dog park permits now on sale

6/30/2022

Half-price permits will be available for purchase online, by mail or in person at one of four visitor centers. The permits can be used at all six Forest Preserve District dog parks through the end of 2022.

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Fourth of July holiday closures

6/30/2022

All Forest Preserve visitor centers will be closed July 4 for the Independence Day holiday; all preserves will remain open. 

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