Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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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How Nature Helped One Woman Find Herself

  Katherine Howard Nature Whisperer I grew up in Idaho and Alaska, so nature has always been up close and personal for me. My favorite childhood memories are entwined with experiences with wildlife, such as the many orphaned and injured animals that my stepfather would rehabilitate and release.
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Kline Creek Farm Volunteer Brings History to Life

Linda Frey loves history, so it’s no surprise to find her volunteering at our 1890s living history farm, Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. 
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Greene Valley Hawkwatch Group a Dedicated Flock

  They argue with each other, have spirited debates and freeze their tails off, but they keep coming back for more. 
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