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The Buzz

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Rescued Baby Squirrel Gets Tiny Cast for Broken Arm

Wildlife rescues can come in all shapes, sizes and levels of cuteness.

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Midewin to Offer Bison Tours Starting in May

This spring and summer, volunteer rangers will be leading guided hikes in search of the national mammal.

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Anti-Parasite Drug Could Turn Humans Into Mosquito-Killing Machines

New research shows scientists may be able to transform human blood into deadly poison for mosquitoes.

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Quiz: How Smart Are You About Salamanders?

Take this quiz to see how much you know about the salamanders that can be found in Will County.

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Five Wild and Wacky Woodcock Facts

When it comes to birds you can see in the preserves, the American woodcock may be the most unique one you'll come across. 

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Before and After: Prescribed Burn at Braidwood Dunes

It's a stunning contrast in photos.

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Caught on Video: Bald Eagle Attacks Nesting Bald Eagle

The bald eagle was minding its own business, tending to two eggs in a nest that's being monitored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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Raccoon In Awkward Situation Generates Some Buzz

It's apparently the season for animals getting themselves in all sorts of uncomfortable situations.

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Quiz: Test Your Pelican Proficiency

They are magnificent birds, traveling and foraging in large flocks, making them nearly impossible to miss. 

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Police, Animal Control Rescue Coyote Stuck in Fence

The coyote will be treated for injuries to her forelegs and mouth and then released back into the wild.

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Diver Gives Us Shocking Look at How Much Trash is in Waterways

When Rich Horner went for a dive to check out some marine life, he found "so much plastic" instead.

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What's the Better View: Fall or Winter at Goodenow Grove?

We have to admit that they're both pretty amazing. But if you had to choose, which one would it be?

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Can You Ace This Bison Quiz?

Here's your chance to test your knowledge of these amazing animals.

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Good Samaritans Rescue Coyote with Jar Stuck to its Head

Thankfully for one coyote, some kind folks came to the rescue to get it out of a situation that not only looked ridiculous, but totally stunk.

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Daring Raccoon Rescue is Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

It's fair to say things didn't go exactly as planned when a crew tried to rescue a raccoon that had been trapped on the ledge of a suburban Detroit building for days.

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Current Headlines

Lockport Prairie Closed Due to Flooding

5/22/2019

The nature preserve, which serves as flood control, is closed on Wednesday, May 22, and will reopen when waters recede.

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Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

5/22/2019

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, all Forest Preserve visitor centers — with the exception of Monee Reservoir — will be closed.

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