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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 ›

Dr. A.J. Poelarends
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Wheaton College Observatory Open for Transit of Venus

The Wheaton College Astronomical Observatory will be open to the community on June 5 for a once-in-a-lifetime event. The Transit of Venus is an astronomical … 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 ›

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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 ›

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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 14 – 20

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 14Forest … Read more ›

Gabbriella, 2, was attacked by a coyote outside of her Wheaton home in February, her owner said. (Photo provided)

Fewer coyote sightings in Wheaton, but small pets still at risk

The number of coyote sightings in Wheaton has dropped significantly, but the wild animal remains a threat to small pets in the city, according to … Read more ›

SCARCE, located at 799 Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn, could lose its funding from DuPage County this summer. (Michelle Manchir/TribLocal)

Funding for environmental group faces hurdles

DuPage County could find a way to continue funding and keep afloat a popular environmental advocacy group based in Glen Ellyn, some county board members … 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 ›