Read about people who catch nature in DuPage forest preserves.
April 10, 2020
Man Reclaims His Health through Nature
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Michael Reher turned to nature to reclaim his health, but it ended up giving him so much more.
March 25, 2020
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...
January 15, 2020
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.
December 10, 2019
Nature Comes Naturally for Woman
Lynette KleisnerNature comes naturally
I've always been interested in nature and wildlife. I've been the videographer at Brookfield Zoo for 13 years, and my husband and I have one...
August 29, 2019
Naturopathic Doctor Rooted in Plants
Lorinda SorensenNaturopathic Doctor
I’m originally from Washington state, having lived in both a rural area, near the hills and rivers of the Cascade Mountains, and urban Seattle....
August 7, 2019
Couple Catches Nature through Volunteering
Bruce and Kathy DudzikTrail watch volunteers
Kathy and I are both retired, but we like to remain active. We each volunteer for various organizations both together and...
July 24, 2019
Making a Home for Bluebirds
Ron Olsen spends many hours at The Preserve at Oak Meadows golf course in the summer, but he doesn’t golf.
July 12, 2019
Finding Mindfulness in Nature
Connie SchmidtOutdoor enthusiast
I have lived in Warrenville in DuPage County since 1982, raising two children with my husband Michael. We board horses and have chickens, dogs and...
June 25, 2019
Finding a Sweet Spot for Nature
Alicia DonovanVolunteer beekeeper
I'm a volunteer beekeeper at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. I’ve been part of their beekeeping program for over a year. I got interested in...
June 12, 2019
Lombard Man a Jack-of-all-Trades for Nature
Jimmy Tyson learned from his father the importance of being a jack-of-all- trades in his approach to work, but Tyson has expanded that principle to his approach to nature and...