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Search for the Woodcock at Oak Ridge Prairie

GRIFFITH | Search for the Woodcock at 7:30 p.m. today at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St. Open to individuals only, 10 and older, register for this free program at (219) 844-3188. Try a unique way to celebrate the arrival of Spring by joining a Lake County Parks and Recreatio…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Poison ivy penetrates from films to reader personal stories

OFFBEAT: Poison ivy penetrates from films to reader personal stories

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am

Bird series by local artist landing at Dunes Learning Center

CHESTERTON | A series of artworks depicting native perching birds by artist Melissa Washburn will be landing at Dunes Learning Center just in time for the spring migration — and for the center’s National Get Outdoors Day Open House and Picnic on June 8.

April 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Bird Series by Local Artist Landing at Dunes Learning Center

CHESTERTON | A series of artworks depicting native perching birds by artist Melissa Washburn will be landing at Dunes Learning Center just in time for the Spring migration—and Dunes Learning Center’s National Get Outdoors Day Open House and Picnic on Saturday, June 8.

April 23, 2013 3:24 pm
FROM the FARM: Goulash a short recipe with a long history

FROM the FARM: Goulash a short recipe with a long history

"Goulash" is the Hungarian version of a stew with beef as the primary meat, using rice or noodles as the thickening ingredient rather than potatoes.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Goulash a short recipe with a long history

FROM the FARM: Goulash a short recipe with a long history

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

January 30, 2013 12:00 am
Century of study focuses on birds in Illinois

Century of study focuses on birds in Illinois

A ring-necked pheasant walks along a county highway Dec. 22, 2010, at Moraine View State Park north of LeRoy, Ill. Illinois scientists can take a unique look at how changes in the state’s landscape have affected birds, thanks to three identical scientific studies spanning 100 years.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am
Century of study focuses on birds in Illinois

Century of study focuses on birds in Illinois

A hummingbird approaches a feeder July 28, 2003, in Wheaton, Ill. Studies detailed in the new book, "Illinois Birds: A Century of Change," found that hummingbirds have increased in population in Illinois in the past 100 years.

April 16, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago partnership is saving migratory birds

Chicago partnership is saving migratory birds

Linda Day Harrison remembers the words that started Lights Out Chicago.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am Related
PHIL WIELAND: An ode to help beat the spring's early heat

PHIL WIELAND: An ode to help beat the spring's early heat

March came in like the lion of our legendary knowing

March 23, 2012 12:00 am
Veterans tame wolf-dogs at California rescue center

Veterans tame wolf-dogs at California rescue center

It's been three months since a California animal rescue center retrieved 29 wolf-dogs from an Alaska tourist attraction that had fought the state over owning, breeding and selling the wolf-hybrids. Chains were so deeply embedded in the necks of two of the animals that they had to be surgical…

March 18, 2012 12:00 am
Parrot rescuers trying to improve their long lives

Parrot rescuers trying to improve their long lives

With lots of smarts and long lives, parrots were once favored by Baby Boomers, but more of the former pets are now wild, passed from owner to owner or ignored altogether in cramped cages without the feathered mates they crave, rescuers said.

February 21, 2012 12:20 pm
Holiday feasting

Holiday feasting

November 26, 2011 12:00 am

Beer recall piques drinkers' curiosity

Brewers aim for consistency, but mistakes create fan favorites.

June 16, 2011 7:15 am
ON GARDENING: Flame acanthus a stunning hummingbird magnet

ON GARDENING: Flame acanthus a stunning hummingbird magnet

The flame acanthus has leaped to the top of my list of hummingbird plants. A little over a year ago I wrote an article which I gave the family of the year award to the Acanthus family. I did so in a tongue and cheek fashion but now I am even more convinced after growing this plant.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am

Goodbye to grass

About a dozen years ago, Paul and Susan Damon of St. Paul, Minn., did something radical: They deliberately killed half their lawn.

May 19, 2011 12:00 am

Robins in the trees and 60-degree forecast don't equal early spring

Starting to see robins in the trees and getting excited about the possibility of an early spring?

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Experts say big egg farms can mean big problems, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

Experts say big egg farms can mean big problems, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

CHAMPAIGN | From the first days of the recent recall of 550 million eggs from two Iowa farms, one issue about large-scale agriculture has been clear: When something goes wrong on a big farm, it's going to be a big problem.

September 10, 2010 2:36 am
Best bug control? Invite in the birds

Best bug control? Invite in the birds

Growers are beginning to understand that common birds can be of uncommon value to fields, lawns and gardens.

September 09, 2010 12:00 am

Indiana plans to block Asian carp's spread near Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE | State wildlife officials plan to install a mesh fence across a northeastern Indiana marsh aimed at preventing Asian carp from being able to reach waterways that lead to the Great Lakes.

July 15, 2010 12:00 am
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