Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

Catching Nature Through Trail Watch

Jane Halbur Trail Watch volunteer, nature photographer I’ve been interested in nature since early on, but I didn’t discover the DuPage forest preserves until about 2008 when I started walking around Herrick Lake Forest Preserve on my lunch hours. From there of course I discovered some of the others. Then I saw the sign for volunteers about four years ago and decided since I was already walking/enjoying the forest preserves, I might as well find out about the volunteer program.
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Catching Nature through Photography & Volunteering

Sheila Newenham Volunteer, photographer, artist, blogger I’ve spent my free time outside for as long as I can remember. As a child, playing outside until darkness fell, as a young adult camping with friends and now hiking, exploring and observing wherever I get the opportunity.
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Woodridge Man Has Quite a Fish Tale

on May 9, 2019 11:24:13 AM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Locations Take 5 Wildlife Nature
Richard Karun has been exploring DuPage forest preserves ever since he moved to DuPage County in 1995.
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Darien Man Touched by Nature

Glenn Gabanski vividly remembers feeding a mountain chickadee a sunflower seed by hand while visiting his sister in Lake Tahoe.
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Cycling a Love of Nature

Adam Caulk Cycling a Love of Nature I’ve lived in DuPage County for the last 16 years. My wife, two sons, and chocolate lab all enjoy going for hikes in the forest on weekends.
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Lombard Woman's Love of Nature Drives Her to Serve

Kim White remembers childhood summers alongside her grandmother in the garden, watching monarch butterflies flit about the milkweed, looking for tadpoles and rescuing toads from window wells.
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Naperville Group Bonds Over Nature

They come from all walks of life, but they bond over their common love of exercise, the great outdoors and nature.
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Man's Love of Birding Fuels Passion for Springbrook Prairie

Joe Suchecki has many interests, including photography, gardening and bicycling.
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Couple Turns to Preserves for Athletic Pursuits

Lynn Degnan grew up in Wisconsin with a cross-country ski trail right out her back door.
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Woman and Her Dogs Love Dashing through the Snow

Annette McNeely Combines love of dogs, snow and nature  I started dogsledding in 2003 when I adopted a Siberian Husky and had no idea what I was in for. Reo was eating my house. After doing some research on husky behavior, I learned they are an energetic dog that needs to run.
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