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Be Green with Anthony Buick GMC

Anthony Buick GMC has partnered with ARCOA to accept working and non-working electronics. Dispose of your unwanted electronics or other items in a responsible, "green" … Read more ›

WAUKEGAN, IL - MAY 29: Biologists from the John G. Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum of Natural History band the talons of three Peregrine Falcon hatchlings following an examination of their health on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Waukegan Generating Station in Waukegan, Illinois. The falcon chicks were part of a nest of four eggs layed in early April. Teachers from nearby Greenwood Elementary School were invited to observe the process. Midwest Generation is a subsidiary of Edison Mission Group (an Edison International Company). Photo credit: Randy Belice
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Peregrine Falcon named Fran returns to rooftop nest at the Waukegan Generating Station

Every year, a remarkable event takes place at the Midwest Generation Generating Station in Waukegan.On Tuesday May 29th, representatives from the media, local government and … 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 ›

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 ›

Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasives species that has been problematic in the Great Lakes region since the 1990's.  (Photo from WI IDNR)
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Aquatic Invasive Species Found at a Lake Near You

Asian carp. Zebra and quagga mussels. Brazilian elodea and Eurasian watermilfoil. Their names read like a list of recent headlines. All of these aquatic animals … Read more ›

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Use Caution Around Bats

The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is urging Lake County residents to avoid contact with bats. So far this spring, there have been two … Read more ›

One of the 13 elk living in Elk Grove. (Heather Leszczewicz/TribLocal)

Elk herd, longtime area residents

The northwest corner of Higgins and Arlington Heights may look like an empty, fenced-in field most of the time, but, yes, there are elk in … Read more ›

Saturday night is prime time for Lyrids meteoroid watching

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

Darius Kidd, a trainer at Ringwood based Aldens Kennels, takes one of the guests for a walk. Walks at Aldens are a special treat considering the close proximity to Glacial Park Nature Preserve.
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Dogs agree, Aldens Kennels, on edge of McHenry County’s glacial park, is perfect setting for K9 fun and relaxation

Glacial Park Nature Preserve in McHenry County offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature. The 3,273-acre park was carved out by the glaciers during … Read more ›

Enjoy the dazling world of nature - Up Close!
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Nature Up Close: Macro Photography

Join the Lake-to-Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones and Joan Sayre, noted photographer, for an evening full of images that will amaze your senses. Joan is … Read more ›