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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 ›

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 ›

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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Chicago Wilderness Celebrates June “Leave No Child Inside” Month

June is Leave No Child Inside month, and the Chicago Wilderness alliance is celebrating by offering a series of outdoor events for families from late … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: May 21 – 27

Monday, May 21Forest Fitness Walk — Join a naturalist for a brisk weekly walk, and enjoy some healthy exercise as you take in the wonders … 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 ›

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 ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: April 23 – 29

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, April 23From … Read more ›

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Events in DuPage Forest Preserves: April 16 – 22

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, April 16Forest … Read more ›