Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

Man Hikes, Bikes and Photographs Nature

Ryan Kadolph has trekked countless miles through DuPage forest preserves on his bicycle. But that’s not the only way he enjoys nature and the preserves. He’s also into thru-hiking, landscape photography and creating video blogs of his adventures set to music.
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Man's Love of Nature Started with Scouting

Zach Ewoldt first discovered DuPage forest preserves as a Cub Scout, but he’s been surrounded by them his whole life.
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Woman Finds Refuge in Nature

Anna Testone Retired Teacher Turns Birder I am a retired teacher. I have 2 daughters and 3 amazing grandchildren that I try to inspire to get out in nature. I like to bike, run, walk and look for birds in the forest preserves.
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Man Turns to Nature for Herpetology

Joey Cavataio Old-School Natural Historian 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

Greg Pronger Nature Explorer 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

Isabel Reyes-Todd Long-distance cyclist 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

Melissa Garlough Runner Sprints Through Preserves 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

Amber Klimek Family Gets 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 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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