Nature's Storytellers

A Blog About Nature in Our DuPage Forest Preserves

Tom Velat

Tom Velat is ecology coordinator in Natural Resources at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

Recent Posts

Enlisting Crayfish to Help the Hine's Emerald Dragonfly

on 5/29/19 1:17 PM By | Tom Velat | 0 Comments | Insider Natural resources Wildlife Conservation Nature
  Whenever we tell stories about nature, they can be very interesting but can get quite complex when you look at how many of the pieces are interconnected. This is what happens when we tell the story of the federally endangered Hine’s Emerald dragonfly, its habitat, and ways we’ve tried to create more habitat for them in DuPage forest preserves. As you’ll see, the story is at times interesting, complex, tragic, and exciting.
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Protecting the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

on 8/6/18 11:11 AM By | Tom Velat | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Natural resources Wildlife Conservation Nature
Working on the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly Project over the past several years has been a fascinating experience for me.
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