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Attracting Beautiful Visitors — Butterflies & Hummingbirds — to Your Family's Garden

Now is a great time to get your family involved and transform your garden into a place that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds so you can … Read more ›

About 75 percent of the world's flowering plants - and one-third of the food we eat - rely on animal pollinators.
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Discover National Pollinator Week

Did you know that 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants rely on animal pollinators? Or that one-third of the food we eat would not … Read more ›

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Fermilab Prairie Quadrat Study

You can be a Citizen Scientist at FermilabYou are invited to take part in the prairie restoration at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia by … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: June 25 – July 1

Monday, June 25Children’s Farm Chores — Kids, learn firsthand how 1890s children helped around the house and farm. On Mondays, help with mom’s chores; on … Read more ›

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

The tagged bass, all around 7 years old and 4 - 6 pounds in size, have thin external tags in their back muscles.
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Smallmouth Bass Released in DuPage River for Study

About 100 smallmouth bass have been given a new challenge in life. As of May 30, they have been moved from the Illinois Department of … 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 ›