One of nature’s largest avian specimens have made a pit stop in Will County prior to migrating south for the winter.
There are miles of scenic paths where you can exercise and enjoy nature.
Look around, and you'll see many signs of changing seasons.
Police officers deal with all sorts of situations on a daily basis, but this one may go down as the strangest — and cutest — of all time.
These natural wonders are a great way to celebrate the small details in the forest.
Mother Nature's twists and turns can have a big impact in how the trees change in autumn.
When it comes to fungi that leave no mystery as to how they got their name, Old Man of the Woods definitely fits the bill.
We take a closer look at how planting native species provides huge benefits.
While we often get the biggest reaction on social media from creepy crawlies such as colorful spiders and huge snakes, data shows you're searching for stinky and cuter forms of wildlife.
They eat constantly, fly in excess of 30 mph and weigh less than a nickel, and it's that combination which can make diagnosing and treating an injured hummingbird quite the gargantuan task.
See if you can ace the test.
At one time, McKinley Woods in Channahon was a German prisoner of war camp.
Contributions totaling $591,000 from the U.S. Army Corps and a state wildlife fund will help accelerate Forest Preserve restoration efforts at four preserves.
Animal encounters come in all shapes and sizes, but this is the incredible tale of a basement, a deer that’s run amok and two conservation officers who engaged in an epic tag-team wrestling match to subdue it.
These two look-alike birds can be hard to distinguish, but there are a few ways to tell them apart.
Are you an expert on opossums? Take this 10-question quiz to find out.
Dining on dung is nothing out of the ordinary in the animal kingdom.
Ken and Kathryn Lewellen are history buffs who have taken their interest to the next level, volunteering with the Isle a la Cache Brigade at the monthly 'Living History Demonstrations' at Isle a la Cache Museum.
According to a recent study, red squirrels can inherit wealth just like humans. But for the squirrels, inherited wealth comes in the form of food stores of squirrels that have died.
White birds are fairly common in the wild, with some swans, egrets, gulls and even owls known for their snow-colored plumage. But what about white birds that should be a distinctly different color, such as a white cardinal, hawk or great horned owl?
In honor of Bat Week, get to know the eight species that call the preserves home.
While you may hear them in the preserves, seeing them is a rare treat.
If you don't take precautions, it could be the gift that keeps on giving.
The groundhog becomes a celebrity each year on February 2, awakening from a months-long slumber to "predict" when winter will end. Beyond this annual ritual, most Americans know little about the groundhog.
Winter weather isn't a guarantee that ticks don't pose a threat to you or your pets. If the temperature is above freezing and the ground isn't frozen, some ticks are still active.
Ever shiver at the sight of birds on the ice in the dead of winter? No need to worry. Geese and other waterfowl are built to withstand these harsh conditions.
Get ready for Groundhog Day by testing your knowledge on Punxsutawney Phil and his friends.
Lichens are little known and not well understood, but they deserve our appreciation.
Raccoons have a well-earned reputation for being trash bandits, but they deserve our respect too.
Lightning can — and will — strike the same place twice, so always head indoors when thunder roars.
Invasion of the jumping worms isn't the next box-office thriller. These invasive worms are becoming widespread in Illinois, destroying the soil quality wherever they are.
Spring wildflowers are beautiful but fleeting. Keep your eyes trained to the ground when out for a walk to see if you can spot bloodroot, a fascinating ephemeral.
In the past four years alone, Greg Duffner has racked up more than 19,000 miles on his bike commuting to work and riding in charity events around the country.
As we prepare to declare war on dandelions, it's important to remember just how important these 'weeds' are for bees.
One of most common birds in North America, the killdeer has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to protecting its nest from potential threats.