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Throwback Thursday: That Time We Captured an Alligator at Lake Renwick

Just like now in Humboldt Park, 'Alligator' Bob (he never reveals his last name) was on the case at Lake Renwick along with Forest Preserve District Wildlife Biologist Glen Buckner.

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Intoxicated Man Has Uber Deliver Orphaned Bird to Rehab

Heroes come in all different stages of sobriety.

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It's That Time of Year for Cicada Killer Wasps' Annual Rampage

It's not just what they do, but how these wasps do it that may send shivers up your spine.

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Creature Feature: The Awesome Osprey

Osprey or eagle? Learn what sets the osprey apart from other birds of prey.

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Nature Curiosity: Why Don't Bats Get Dizzy When Hanging Upside Down?

Hanging upside down for even a few seconds will leave anyone feeling dizzy and a little lightheaded, so how do bats do it?

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There's Plenty To See in the Night Sky After the Fourth of July Fireworks

From planets to meteor showers, there's plenty of reasons to keep your eyes on the night sky throughout July.

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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Bullfrog Basics

Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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What's the Difference?: Dragonfly vs. Damselfly

Is that big, buzzing insect a dragonfly or a damselfly? Learn how to tell the difference.

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These Wasps Eat Their Hosts From the Inside Out

Ichneumon wasps are scary-looking insects, but what many people think is a dangerous stinger is really used for laying eggs.

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It's Lightning Bug Season: How and Why They Light Up the Night Sky

Catching lightning bugs is a summer rite of passage. But do you know how these bugs light up? Or why?

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Quiz: Are You An Ant Expert?

Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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Nature Curiosity: Why Do Gnats Swarm?

Have you ever ridden a bike through a swarm of gnats and gotten a mouth full of bugs? There's a good reason why they congregate like that.

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Creature Feature: The Boisterous Bullfrog

The American bullfrog is common in the lakes and ponds across Will County. Do you know how to identify it?

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It's Official: Study Proves Spending Time Outdoors Is Good For You

We've long known time spent in the great outdoors is good for you, but now we know exactly how much time we have to spend outside to reap the benefits. According to a study, spending two hours outside each week is good for your health and well-being.

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'Zombie Snakes' Have Gone Viral, But They Aren't Dangerous To Humans

Zombie snakes on the loose? Not really. These snakes are just playing dead to protect themselves from predators, and they pose no risk to humans.

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Current Headlines

Order a 2020 Canine Calendar Today to Benefit Homeless Pets in Will County

8/19/2019

Calendars filled with photogenic pups who frequent the Forest Preserve's dog parks will be delivered in time for the holidays, and each calendar sold will generate $10 for the Will County Humane Society.

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Plum Creek Greenway Trail Addition Opens in Crete Township

8/16/2019

The 1-mile trail section extends south from Plum Valley Preserve – Burville Road Access, which includes a dog park and a picnic pavilion. 

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