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Wild Ones host program on Millennium Reserve Project

HAMMOND | Suellen Burns, senior advisor for the Millennium Reserve Project, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will present the vision of the Millennium Reserve Project at 10 a.m. Saturday, hosted by the Gibson Woods Wild Ones at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
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SMSO Jean Klock Park BH2.jpg

February 18, 2014 12:00 am
Floral calendar 2014, february

Floral calendar 2014, february

Floral calendar 2014, february

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
60 Something: THE FINAL FRONTIER?

60 Something: THE FINAL FRONTIER?

A white baby goat against grass

December 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

Purdue food scientist has hopeful thoughts about the benefits of nuts

Different nuts with nutcracker

December 19, 2013 5:43 pm

Children can build a fort at Nature Play Zone

GARY | Bring the family to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Nature Play Zone this Saturday for a nature fort building challenge.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

Green drinks made with veggies, herbs and fruits stand up to all the hype by providing many nutrients the body needs.

September 08, 2013 8:00 am

Goodbye, leafy friend, and thanks for the memories

Joyce Kilmer would be saddened at the by what took place in front of my home yesterday. I know I was.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
Poison Ivy 2

Poison Ivy 2

Beware of Poison Ivy. Know how to spot it, and what to do if you come in contact with it.

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm
Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Walk away -- Poison Ivy is easy to spot once you learn to recognize its characteristic three leaves with notched edges. The plant usually grows as a ground cover or vine. Wear long pants, long sleeves, gloves and shoes that cover your feet when gardening. Summer is prime poison plant season,…

July 18, 2013 2:30 pm

Walk this way to nature events

Life starts to move outdoors this time of year and many local nature-themed events this weekend can help keep you busy.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am
Crete library offers program on bats

Crete library offers program on bats

The Crete Public Library recently held a program presented by naturalist Sharon Peterson all about bats. During the multimedia presentation Peterson, pictured above, holds her Fruit Bat to show his full wing span and structure.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
Crete library offers program on bats

Crete library offers program on bats

CRETE | Naturalist Sharon Peterson presented a multimedia presentation about bats of the world at the Crete Public Library on April 20.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Crete library offers program on bats

Crete library offers program on bats

During a recent program on bats held at the Crete Public Library naturalist Sharon Peterson holds an African Straw-Colored bat while Savannah Davis rubs its soft fur. Peterson's multimedia presentation dispelled myths and educated the audience about the benefits of bats.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
New trail and learning center open at National Lakeshore

New trail and learning center open at National Lakeshore

GARY | John Lawicki, of Portage, is helping his late father's love of the Indiana Dunes grow and spread to future generations.

April 27, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

Photos

Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

Amateur birder builds towers for chimney swifts

EVANSVILLE, Ind. | When the annual migration of chimney swifts arrives from South America later this month, there will be some new lodgings available for them.

April 06, 2013 6:52 pm Photos

Photos

Nature center visitors tap maple trees

Nature center visitors tap maple trees

Mattoon, Ill., resident Jerry Taylor hollows out a hand-carved sap spout using a hot poker during the annual "Sap Tappin'" event at Douglas-Hart Hature Center in Mattoon. Visitors to the event get to see how maple tree sap is made into syrup. 

April 01, 2013 12:00 am
Nature center visitors tap maple trees

Nature center visitors tap maple trees

MATTOON | It was a chance to not only taste the traditional pancake topping but see the age-old process of making it as well.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Nature center visitors tap maple trees

Nature center visitors tap maple trees

Sap as it came from the tree, right, halfway through the boiling process, center, and boiled down to syrup, left, are seen during the annual "Sap Tappin'" event at Douglas-Hart Hature Center in Mattoon, Ill. Visitors to the event get to see how maple tree sap is made into syrup.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am
 Scenes from nature on display at Crete library

Scenes from nature on display at Crete library

A display of nature photography is on exhibit at the Crete Public Library through March.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am
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