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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 ›

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 ›

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Late Migrants and Nesting 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 ›

Don't miss fun, food, wagon rides and more at Elburn Forest Preserve, Saturday, June 2, at noon.
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Celebrate new improvements to Elburn Forest Preserve

Come celebrate the grand opening of the newly improved east side of Elburn Forest Preserve on Saturday, June 2, from noon to 2 p.m. The … Read more ›

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St. Charles Park District Honored With Silver LEED Certification

By: Erika Young, Public Relations & Marketing Manager The St. Charles Park District has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver … Read more ›

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St. Charles Arbor Day Celebration is Friday, April 27

The annual St. Charles Arbor Day celebration is Friday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Lincoln Park on Main Street, between 4th and 5th streets. … 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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FREP Noon Network April 18 features Norris Woods Creek Stabilization and Water Quality Improvement Project

The Fox River Ecosystem Partnership (FREP) hosts a bi-monthly FREP Noon Network on Wednesday, April 18, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn about Norris Woods Creek … Read more ›

James Zimmerman with a new Illinois state record walleye.  Photo courtesy IL DNR
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Pecatonica gives up 2nd state record Walleye

It wasn’t that long ago when there was a lot of talk about a new state record walleye being caught. On January 7th of this … Read more ›