Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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Man Feels Spiritual Connection to Nature

Bryon Pulliam has been a public high school special needs educator for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has also worked in various levels of sport and recreation, from middle school athletics to professional.
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Artist Paints His Vision of Nature

After working for 45 years as an architect, Ratindra Das took up painting in retirement. He’s now a nationally known artist, educator and juror who travels the world leading painting workshops and seminars.
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Man Finds Peace Among Horses, Nature

When Lazaro Lara is struggling with something — be it his physical, emotional, psychological health or even social well-being, working with the Danada horses as a volunteer is his happy place. His face beams with joy as he brushes and cares for the horses.
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Couple Explores History in Preserves

Brian and Joyce Ostberg are interested in all things history — natural history, pre-history, and general history. In autumn 2020, they started a YouTube channel, dubbed BeHistoric, where they share some of their history and pre-history interests.
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Exploring Nature Has Many Rewards for Family

Growing up, Nick Papineau got well-acquainted with nature thanks to his parents, who took him hiking, camping and hunting. The COVID-19 pandemic last year prompted Papineau to start doing the same with his two children, Zander, 4, and Talia, 2.
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Nature Puts Life in Perspective for Man

Nature helps put life in perspective for Melvin Godson and provides a way to disconnect from technology and daily stresses. It also helped him get through the pandemic.
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Teen Birder Gives Back to Preserves

Alex DeBear is a 16-year-old birder from Naperville. He has a deep love for all things nature related, including photography, citizen science and creating art with natural elements.
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Nature Keeps Couple Physically, Mentally Active

Nature and the outdoors help Rick and Lisa Hootman keep mentally, physically and socially active. They like hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, reading and attending academic classes and lectures.
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Nature Provides Lifelong Learning for Teacher

on May 4, 2021 7:05:29 AM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Recreation Take 5
As a retired teacher, it only makes sense that John Cebula continues to teach. He’s active in the DuPage Birding Club and presents many bird-related program throughout the area.
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Woman at Home on the Prairie

on Apr 22, 2021 11:48:21 AM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Locations Recreation Volunteer Take 5
When Cindy Crosby and her husband first moved to DuPage County in 1998, she was afraid there wouldn’t be much in the way of natural areas in the suburbs. To her delight, she discovered a wealth of natural resources to explore and enjoy in DuPage forest preserves and beyond.
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