Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

Soccer Family Gets a Kick Out of Nature

We are a family of four: Carlos, Amber, Diego (9) and Lula (7) Klimek. We are a soccer, travel and nature-loving family.
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Woman Relishes 'Gift' of Nature

Emily Tipping has lived in Warrenville since 2004. "I’m an outdoor lover — hiking, casual birdwatching, gardening, and bicycling," she said.  
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Man Has an Eye for Nature

Bob Bates is an outdoorsman who takes his cameras with him everywhere he goes. He grew up in Carol Stream, graduated from Eastern Illinois University and then married his wife, Lilly.
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Man Reclaims His Health through Nature

Michael Reher turned to nature to reclaim his health, but it ended up giving him so much more. 
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Nature is a Classroom for Teacher

Kiel Smith is a firm believer that there is much to learn from nature. The science teacher at Metea Valley High School in Aurora is also a steward of the Forest Preserve District’s Big Woods Forest Preserve in Aurora, just down the street from the school.
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Woman Turns To Preserves for Exercise, Adventure

Growing up in Minnesota, Marie Biemesderfer has always been drawn to water and nature. She remembers discovering how things came to life after in the spring after a long winter while working on a high school field biology project.
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Nature Inspires Woman in Many Ways

Judith Horsley believes in teaching by example. She and her husband, Michael, planted native gardens at their West Chicago home and their church, both of which are now certified monarch waystations.
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Woman Catches Nature through iPhoneography

I’m a lifelong DuPage resident, wife and mother. In the past, I was editor of a photography magazine, a creative director, freelance marketing communications writer, and blogger.
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Man and His Dog Glide on Trails

I am originally from Minnesota, but work for The Department of Energy at Argonne National Laboratory brought me to the area.
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Man Enjoys Exploring the Preserves

Daryl Kellenberger loves nature, and he loves sharing the beauty of nature with others through his photography and Instagram page @daryl.k.
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