Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

Man Turns to Nature for Herpetology

I work as a food scientist, but deep down I’m an old-school natural historian and serious student of herpetology.
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Man Loves Exploring the Preserves

I married my childhood sweetheart, Deb, and we settled down in Naperville in 1984 and raised a family of six kids (2 boys, 4 girls). We now have 7 grandchildren as well.
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Long-Distance Cyclist Tours Preserves

I have a passion for long-distance endurance cycling on gravel roads. I love seeing new landscapes and sharing the experience with old and new friends.
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Preserves Provide Training Ground for Runner

I am blessed as a mom of three children: Emma (15), Kaitlyn (13), and Lorelai (9). I am a professional home organizer and own my own business.
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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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