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Can You Identify These 15 Birds? Take the Test to Find Out

Birding can be a rewarding experience, but also tricky to get those identifications just right.

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Quiz: How Much Bee Brainpower Do You Have?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge on these very important pollinators.

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Quiz: How Good is Your Great Blue Heron Knowledge?

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of these amazing birds.

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Watch a Bee Complete its Life Cycle in Seconds

We've previously brought you the amazing metamorphosis of Monarch butterflies and now it's time for something just as magical: The life cycle of a bee condensed into 60 seconds.

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Study Shows Squirrels Steal Half of Food Put in Bird Feeders

Squirrels can be relentless when it comes to stealing a meal.

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Squirrel 'Came in Like a Wrecking Ball,' Immediately Regretted It

There's no shortage of videos featuring these furry little critters taking a spin on squirrel-proof feeders, but this one is particularly entertaining.

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Homer Glen Man Checks Pool, Finds 'Thousands' of Tadpoles

We get our fair share of calls about wildlife, but right out of the gate it was clear this wasn't going to be the standard call.

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What Squirrels Did Under the Hood of This Car is Just Plain Nuts

These little critters can make quite a mess and here's the photo to prove it.

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A Brief History of Wildlife Stealing Everyone's Tiny Cameras

If you have grand plans this summer of planting a camera outside in hopes of getting some incredible footage, consider using a tether.

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Watch the Incredible Moment a Bison Calf is Born

The scene recently played out at Nachusa Grasslands, where bison were reintroduced to the prairie in 2014.

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Spring Breeding Season Reminder: Leave Young Wildlife Alone

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is issuing a warning to would-be do-gooders.

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Quiz: Test Your Hummingbird Braininess

While these bright and beautiful birds can be seen in our area, learn more about these miniature but mighty marvels.

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Quiz: Check Your Monarch Butterfly I.Q.

Show your appreciation for this butterfly’s tenacity and check your monarch I.Q. with our quiz. You may never think about this popular pollinator in the same way.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Rabbits?

That time of year is upon us, when the local forest preserves and your yards could quite literally be littered with rabbits and their offspring.

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Watch: The Power of Nature as Told Through Timelapse Video

There are many ways to showcase the sheer power of nature and, while a photo or standard video can do the trick, there's nothing more magically jaw-dropping than a timelapse video.

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Current Headlines

Rock Run Bench Replacement Underway

7/15/2019

Ten new benches will be installed in the Rock Run corridor as part of a bench improvement and replacement program instituted in 2016. 

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'Don't Be A Jerk' Campaign Rolls On, Gets A Bit Trashy

7/15/2019

One thing is certain: Nobody likes a jerk in the preserves, and that's confirmed by the response we've seen to "Don't Be A Jerk," the Forest Preserve District's big, bold multimedia campaign. 

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