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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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Midewin Announces Birth of Bison Calves

The bison herd in Wilmington just got a little larger. And cuter.

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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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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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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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