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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 ›

Workers treat ash trees infected with the Emerald Ash Borer. Schaumburg's new management plan will cost about $1.5 million this year. (Photo provided by Village of Schaumburg)

Schaumburg’s Emerald Ash Borer plans calls for more money

Treatment along with replacement and removal of Schaumburg trees showing signs of Emerald Ash Borer infection is already underway, and expected to cost the village … Read more ›

Callery Pear infestation in a natural area (Photo from Bugwood Wiki, University of Georgia)
From the community

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 ›

Heritage Farm's resident cows relax outside the barn.
From the community

Cool off with milkshake facts at Mowing and Mooing

Learn about the life cycle of a milkshake at Heritage Farm! Mowing and Mooing, sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Schaumburg, will be held noon … Read more ›

MacArthur students build a Teaching Garden with help from Zurich in Schaumburg and the American Heart Association. (Kate Thayer/Tribune)

MacArthur students plant ‘Teaching Garden’

Students at MacArthur Elementary School in Hoffman Estates planted tomatoes, marigolds, peppers, watermelon and other plants recently, creating a garden for future classroom learning. As … Read more ›

Schaumburg Farmers Market open soon

Schaumburg’s weekly Farmers Market will open June 8 and run through October. The market will be open every Friday during those months from 7 a.m. … Read more › 1 comment

From the community

Schaumburg Community Garden Club’s Bargain Bulb and Native Plant Sale

The Schaumburg Community Garden Club’s Bargain Bulb and Plant Sale will be held at a new location this year! Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. … Read more ›

Cabin with Peonies 6-08
From the community

View unique heirloom peonies at Spring Valley

Unique heirloom peonies are blooming at Spring Valley. Schaumburg Park District will offer an opportunity to view a stunning display of heirloom peonies at Peonies … 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 — a great night to be outdoors, if you’re a stargazer. The hours from … Read more ›