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Late Migrants and Breeding Birds are Focus of June Field Trips from DuPage Birding Club

The public is invited to join DuPage Birding Club members on our June field trips to see late migrants and summer residents in the forest … Read more ›

Employees of the Naperville Park District and Glen Ellyn-based environmental group SCARCE sort through trash and recyclable materials to determine how well park patrons were recycling over Memorial Day weekend. (Melissa Jenco/Tribune)

Park patrons attempt to recycle, sometimes miss the mark

The Naperville Park District quite literally got a mixed bag of results as it performed a waste audit with a local environmental group Wednesday to … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: June 4 – 10

Monday, June 4Children’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 ›

Zebra mussels are an aquatic invasives species that has been problematic in the Great Lakes region since the 1990's.  (Photo from WI IDNR)
From the community

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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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: May 7 – 13

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 7Compass … Read more ›

From the community

Blackwell Family Campground To Open May 4

This summer, spend nighttime enjoying the stars and daytime exploring the outdoors at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Blackwell Family Campground in Warrenville, … 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 ›

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 ›

Discover the recreational opportunities at the highest open ground in DuPage County at Greene Valley Forest Preserve.
From the community

Greene Valley Scenic Overlook to Open for Season

See a soaring hawk, launch a model glider, and maybe even glimpse the Chicago skyline from the scenic overlook at Greene Valley Forest Preserve in … Read more ›