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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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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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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Bullfrog Basics

Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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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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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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Nature Curiosity: Why Do Bees Sting?

Bees sting for a simple reason: to defend themselves from danger.

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Quiz: What's Your Luna Moth IQ?

Find out by answering these 10 questions.

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In Very Rare Sighting, Painted Bunting Spotted in Will County

Birders have been flocking to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington the past few days to get a glimpse of a very colorful — and extremely rare — bird for Will County.

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Rare Albino Woodchuck Spotted at Lockport Prairie

Here's something you don't see every day in a forest preserve. 

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Snap A Pic Of The Next Bumblebee You See In The Name of Science

You can contribute to bumblebee conservation efforts by snapping a photo of bumblebees you see and uploading them to Bumble Bee Watch.

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Current Headlines

Closure Set for Joliet Iron Works

1/23/2020

Joliet Iron Works Historic Site will be closed from Friday, January 24, through Tuesday, January 28, for filming.

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Snake Photo Snatches Top Prize in 2019 Photo Contest

1/21/2020

College student Jacob Dalen of Manhattan took the winning shot at Sauk Trail Reservoir in Frankfort. 

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