Both hummingbird feeders and wildflowers can help attract ruby-throated hummingbirds to your yard, but don't forget about including plants that host insects, another important food source for these tiny beauties.
Spring is migration time for many songbirds, including warblers. These small birds add to the sights and sounds of the forest this time of year.
Decades ago, rivers and lakes weren’t reserved exclusively for nature and recreation; they also served as natural ice factories.
While many humans will be indulging in romance on Valentine’s Day, some animal species are gearing up for their own late winter wooing.
Here's your chance to test your knowledge of these amazing animals.
After spending 17 years underground, cicadas are emerging across Will County, and they're making their presence known with their familiar buzzing sound.
Wetlands link land and water, creating a crucial habitat with many important roles.
The little owl in England had become anything but little after gorging itself on mice and voles in a field.
Toads and frogs can give you warts? Think again. Warts are caused by a human virus, and you won't get them from handling an animal.
You've probably seen many of these feathered friends, but how much do you know about them?
Don't feed the animals. We hear it all the time. Yet many of us make a habit of feeding wild birds. Why are birds any different than other wildlife?
March includes the much-heralded start of spring, along with a supermoon and a great opportunity to see Venus in the night sky.
Is a snake a reptile or an amphibian? How about a frog? These two classes of animals have some similarities, but some key characteristics also set them apart.
This unique specimen is often confused for a fungus, but it's a perennial plant that lacks chlorophyll.
The 430-acre Laughton Preserve, located on Wallingford Road in Wilton Township, contains remnants of land that present a rich and colorful history.
Are your attempts at feeding the birds inadvertently keeping the neighborhood squirrels well fed? We're here to help.
Woolly bear caterpillars can't predict how bad winter will be, but they do have a pretty cool way to survive even the coldest of temperatures.
When it comes to birds you can see in the preserves, the American woodcock may be the most unique one you'll come across.
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the spotted salamanders that can be found in Will County.
We all can display some wild tendencies every now and then.
Where is your forest preserve 'Happy Place?' For the Webers of Joliet, Hammel Woods is their go-to spot for hikes.
It's fair to say things didn't go exactly as planned when a crew tried to rescue a raccoon that had been trapped on the ledge of a suburban Detroit building for days.
When the mercury plummets and the snow starts to fly, most forest creatures don’t head for the hills – they dig in for winter.
All groundhogs are terrible weather forecasters, but they are some amazing creatures in other regards.
Path users should slow down or avoid the areas where "road mix" rock has been placed on the trails to repair low spots prior to limestone screenings being added.
Zombie cicadas are the latest scary-sounding insect to roam the world, but much like the murder hornets before them they sound scarier than they actually are.
Not all plants sold at local garden centers and home improvement stores are native; in fact, many are not.
Newly released images of the moon show it in more detail than we've ever seen before.
Tiny but mighty microarthropods are tiny bugs that do a lot of good despite their small size.
Brown-headed cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds' nests, outsourcing incubation and newborn care entirely to other birds. This may not win them any mother-of-the-year awards, but it is the only way they know.
Most people can identify a mallard duck and a Canada goose, but do you know the difference between ducks and geese?
For marsupials, only adult females have pouches, and they serve an important role in the reproductive process.
Winter is the season for owls. Learn more about these mysterious and mystical creatures.
Dive into a shiver of sharks and other fun names we have for groups of animals.
The snowy owl was seen sitting atop a utility pole in Monee.