This year (2016) the Forest Preserves of Cook Country are launching a sweet program to get new people exposed to birding. The 2016 Big Year will give awards for the team who birbs the most birbs – register on this page and pick a team for a preserve near you or one you want to… Read more »
Monthly Archives: March 2016
200 Years of Chicagoland Nature
Credit: Openlands and Chicago Metropolis 2020 (see each image larger here) UPDATE: After we posted this gif, Justin Breen at DNAinfo did some research on it and wrote this article. Thanks!
Winter Restoration: Buckthorn Destruction Time Lapse
Volunteer Nate Bartlett created this handy time lapse of a winter restoration workday at Somme Woods. It’s been pretty helpful in illustrating just what happens at a volunteer day in the cold months for those who are dubious. You’re never cold – look how fast you can move!
Saving Rare Illinois Plants
Here’s H2030er Robb talking about some work going on Langham Island to restore two of the rarest plants in Illinois. To join the Langham Island restoration effort, please become one of its friends. Much thanks to Trevor Edmonson, Rachel Goad, Stephen Packard and the rest of Friends of Langham Island who have done way more… Read more »