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Otters make major comeback in Illinois

DANVILLE, Ill. | As a sixth-grader in 1997, Josh Gabehart opened one of the pens that held 15 river otters being released at Kennekuk County Park to reintroduce the animal to Illinois waterways.

December 29, 2013 8:15 pm
Annual bird counts give scientists climate clues

Annual bird counts give scientists climate clues

Where are the wild turkeys? Why were no black rails found? What about fox sparrows and the 13 other species that are commonly counted on the preserve? Where have they gone?

January 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bug-busting bats are needlessly maligned

Bug-busting bats are needlessly maligned

Chuck Roth has gone to bat for bats for 20 years. He regards the mouse-sized flying mammals as free pest exterminators.

July 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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