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Nate Hambel

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Nate Hambel is a wildlife interpreter at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn. He enjoys teaching about wildlife, natural-resource management and outdoor recreation. He is trained in interpretation and wilderness first aid. He earned a B.S. in outdoor education and an M.A. in biology.

February 7, 2022

Stayin' Alive: How Wildlife Survive Winter

Nate Hambel

Animals in northern Illinois must face the harsh reality of cold blustery winters that leave them vulnerable to exposure and starvation.

February 24, 2021

Tales as Old as Time

Nate Hambel

“Never forget the trail, look ever for the track in the snow; it is the priceless, unimpeachable record of the creature's life and thought, in the oldest writing known on the...

January 29, 2021

Why Groundhogs Hit Snooze on Their Holiday

Nate Hambel

How lucky it is that groundhogs, also known as woodchucks or whistle pigs, have a famous holiday named after them.

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