Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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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Nature Inspires Woman in Many Ways

Judith Horsley believes in teaching by example. She and her husband, Michael, planted native gardens at their West Chicago home and their church, both of which are now certified monarch waystations.
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Woman Catches Nature through iPhoneography

I’m a lifelong DuPage resident, wife and mother. In the past, I was editor of a photography magazine, a creative director, freelance marketing communications writer, and blogger.
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Man and His Dog Glide on Trails

I am originally from Minnesota, but work for The Department of Energy at Argonne National Laboratory brought me to the area.
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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.
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Nature Comes Naturally for Woman

Lynette Kleisner Nature 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 dog and four chickens. My husband and I both make costumes, so in our free time, we're usually sewing or building props.
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Woodridge Man Has Eagle Eye to the Sky

Jeff Smith braves howling winds and brutal cold to scour the skies for migrating hawks from atop the Greene Valley scenic overlook, and he wouldn't have it any other way.
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Aurora Woman Makes Up for Lost Time

April Green is making up for lost time. After living in DuPage County for 32 years, she decided 2019 was the year to discover DuPage forest preserves.
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Glen Ellyn Man Has Deep Roots to Nature

Bruce Blake spent much of his childhood playing outside. But he credits an aunt with teaching him to appreciate nature.
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Nature Helps Woman Find Inner Peace

Petra Sliwiak knew she had to change her life. At 40 years old she faced myriad health issues, suffered from depression and couldn’t sleep
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