Nature's Storytellers

A Blog About Nature in Our DuPage Forest Preserves

Early Spring Plant Arrivals

The "Magic School Bus" Rolls into DuPage Forest Preserves

It Takes Heart to Save a Blanding's Turtle

Group Thanks District for Program That Connects Youth to Nature

A Special Role for a Special Blanding's Turtle

Greene Farm Barn Provides Clues to Future Forestry

Law Enforcement Completes Rapid-Deployment Training

Sowing Seeds in the Snow

How to Keep Pets Safe from Coyotes

Part 4: The Dining Room Oilcloth

Life Under Ice

Feathered Friends Feel the Freeze: How to Help Birds Survive Winter

Part 3: The Parlor Pump Organ

Tracking the Origins of Invasive Zebra Mussels

We're Thankful For Our Volunteers

Our Top 10 Things to Do to #OptOutside

Let's Talk Turkey: Fun Tidbits About This Popular Bird

The Plight of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Part 2: The Kitchen Wood-Burning Stove

Fall Faves From the Field

Saving the Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid

Busy Beavers Prepare for Winter

An Ugly Little Stinker: The Stink Bug That Wants Inside

One-Year Checkup Shows Mussels Are Thriving

Remodeling an 1880s Farmhouse Museum

Duck Race Supports Habitat Restoration

Donations Fund St. James Farm Fountain Restoration

Forest Fave: Willowbrook Butterfly Garden

Geese-Free, Thanks to a Border Collie Named Louie

Small Mammals Busy Preparing for Colder Weather

Monarch Butterflies Start Long Migration

Routine Physical for Willowbrook's Resident Bobcat

Training With Willowbrook Wildlife

Lunch Break Loops

Ranger Helps an Entangled Turtle

Protecting the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

Bright Flashes of Orange in Local Trees

Fireflies are a Summer Delight

Kline Creek Farm Helps Save Heritage Milking Shorthorn Cattle

Helping the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly

Beyond the Riding Lesson at Danada

Get to Know Nature's Nasties

Forest Fave: Meacham Grove

Butterflying in the Forest Preserves

Young Anglers Catch Fun at Just for Kids Fishing Derby

Best Wildlife Dads

Trail Segment Connects Two Counties

New McDowell Grove Bridge Reopens

Great American Campout Comes to Greene Valley

Honey of a Plan Lands at Kline Creek Farm

Mistaken Identity

Musseling to Maintain Healthy Habitats

Avoid Introducing Invasive Plants to Your Landscape

Let's Go Native

Artists Share Inspiration for 'The Art of Pollinators' Work

Forest Jewels

The Tangled Relationships in a Garden

New Equipment a Lifesaver for Willowbrook Patients

The Welcome Return of Hummingbirds

Making Friends in the Birding Circle

Solutions to Common Garden Challenges

Forest Fave: Fullersburg Woods and Graue Mill

Ribbit! April is National Frog Month

Sun, Part Sun or Shade?

Spring's Nature Reads for Our Natural World Book Club

Reunited and It Feels So Good

Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

Reasons to Go Native with Landscaping

American Woodcock's Wondrous Sky Dance

Winter Seed Sowing

Coyotes Are Loyal to Love

Where Do Insects Go in Winter?

Snow Plowing and Trail Grooming in the Preserves

Winter is Hooting Season for Owls

The Natural World Book Club

Wildlife Deterrents for Your Home Over Winter

#Take5 and Opt Outside

Feathered Teachers Round Out Willowbrook Team

A Walk in the Woods with Our Four-Legged Friends

Fall in Love with Fall in Our Preserves

Take 5 and Get Happy

Asters: The Stars of Fall

Born to Burn

Our Colorful Maples

'On Your Left' and Other Trail Tips