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Climate change and habitat loss aren't the only factors affecting bee population. A new study shows the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids can cause permanent brain damage in baby bumblebees.
With scores of wildlife to be spotted around Will County, you never quite know what you'll spot while out in the great outdoors.
Don't hastily launch a vessel in the water without getting all of your safety measures in place.
In honor of Arbor Day, here's a look at some of the many reasons we should appreciate trees.
Can’t see the forest for the trees? The trees in these forests are vital to our existence, but we often take them for granted.
Soon, spring peepers will be calling out in the night, letting us know spring has arrived.
Spring is spawning season for crappies, which offers an opportunity to get a good look at these fish.
Is that snake you saw a dangerous eastern massasauga rattlesnake or a nonvenomous fox snake? If you saw it in Will County, it was a fox snake. The massasauga does not live in Will County. In fact, no venomous snakes do.
If you are looking to attract a wide variety of birds to your yard, one of the best ways is to fill your landscape with native plants
Not all moths and butterflies should be treasured. Some, like the gypsy moth, are invasive and are harming local habitats.
After the overwhelming success of our second annual 'Tournament of Birds,' we're branching out with a new animal bracket pitting two things against each other that people love and love to hate: cute and cuddly animals against creepy crawlies.
Fishing line can be a death trap for wildlife and it's something we've seen play out over and over again in the preserves, but after some intervention Monday morning at Monee Reservoir, we're hopeful we've given one bird a chance at a full recovery.
Is that a moth or a butterfly? Learn the clues to help you tell the difference.
If you know of bats living on your property or nearby, you can submit the information to researchers studying bats in Illinois.
Dragonflies can eat dozens of mosquitoes a day, so attracting them to your yard might help make your time outside more enjoyable.
Dave Shepard is on a mission to nominate Will County trees to the Illinois Big Tree Register
World Snake Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our serpents.
Instead of sunbathing this summer, give forest bathing a try. All you need is a little free time and access to a forested or tree-covered spot.
Preserves and trails are open, but the Forest Preserve's new informational signs encourage everyone to spread COVID-19 prevention tips – not the germs.
It's a scene that plays out too often in the preserves, but it's important to raise awareness of how deadly trash being left behind can be to wildlife.
The evening of June 4 provides an opportunity to view Mercury just after the sun sets.
Isle a la Cache preserve, a site steeped in history, will be getting some modern upgrades in the coming months to improve visitor experiences.
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How much do you know about these impressive creatures are built for hunting, with sharp beaks, strong talons and spectacular flying ability?
No matter what the weather is like, woodpeckers seem to be active and are a special treat for bird-watchers.
It was a fairly rare treat for birders.
There’s a lot of variation among size, shape and materials
Based on eBird data, it is the first-ever reported sighting of a black-bellied whistling duck in Will County, although there have been occasional sightings in other parts of the Chicagoland area.
Opossums are often depicted in cartoons as hanging upside down by their tails, but they aren't really able to do it for any length of time.
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.
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.
These secretive little creatures are a rare find for nature lovers.
Each night as darkness falls, we begin to wind down our day, eventually settling in for sleep. For many animals, however, these same cues that signal the end of our day mean it’s time to start theirs.
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Cellar spiders love to live in human habitats, but they're beneficial to us to.