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The Stink on Skunks

If you – or more likely, your dog – find yourself on the receiving end of a skunk’s stinky spray, you can’t say you weren’t warned. 

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The Story of Eastern Phoebes, a Suspect Raccoon and a Rebirth

Every day in the preserves, natural selection and the cycle of life are carrying on and, oftentimes, people see it firsthand.

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Department of Public Health Issues Warning After 17 Rabid Bats Found in Illinois

Five bats in Will County have tested positive for rabies so far this summer.

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Cicada Killer Wasps' Annual Rampage in Full Swing

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

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Caught on Video: Snake Slithers Onto Windshield of Moving Car

What would you do?

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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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It's Prime Time for Snapping Turtles in the Preserves

If you're a big fan of turtles, particularly snapping turtles, it's a great time to head out into the preserves and do a little wildlife spotting.

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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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Current Headlines

TGIF! – Gear Up for the Return of 'Food Truck Fridays'

4/23/2019

The popular summer food truck series will roll into four preserves on a rotating basis from June 7 through August 23.  

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled Today

4/23/2019

It's prescribed burn season, so please note that burning will be occurring in a Forest Preserve today.

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