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Runners explore the trails at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville, where an important grassland habitat supports rare birds.
From the community

District to Host Public Open House on Proposed Nature Preserves

On June 25 at 7 p.m. the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will host a public open house at the Danada House at 3S501 … Read more ›

A cougar at Wildlife Prairie State Park near Peoria. (E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune / June 14, 2012)

Study: Cougars again spreading across Midwest

Cougars are again spreading across the Midwest a century after the generally reclusive predators were hunted to near extinction in much of the region, according … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: June 18 – 24

For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org. Monday, June 18Children’s … Read more ›

Callery Pear infestation in a natural area (Photo from Bugwood Wiki, University of Georgia)
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Invasive Ornamental Plants Pose Threat for Native Wildlife

In winter we dream of spring. We peruse garden catalogs for beautiful plants to adorn our homes. When late spring arrives and the danger of … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: June 11 – 17

For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org. Monday, June 11Children’s … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: May 14 – 20

For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org. Monday, May 14Forest … Read more ›

Learn about migration and get bird-watching tips at Willowbrook Wildlife Center.
From the community

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day

Discover one of nature’s sensational seasonal events with a flock of fun activities and bird walks during the “International Migratory Bird Day Celebration” at Willowbrook … Read more ›

Saturday night is prime time for Lyrids meteoroid watching

Saturday night promises to be cold, a little damp and dark — a great night to be outdoors, if you’re a stargazer. The hours from … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: April 30 – May 6

For more information on the many programs and places of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, call 630-933-7200, or visit dupageforest.org. Monday, April 30 … Read more ›

Black-legged ticks like this female work their way up the mammal chain as they evolve, until they can suck blood -- and possibly transmit pathogents -- to humans and their pets. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / April 2, 2012)

Warm weather has ticks out earlier than normal this year

The drawback to our mild winter and early, unusually warm spring is that ticks — those tiny, potentially dangerous creatures — have come out early. … Read more ›