Catching Nature

People Enjoying Nature in DuPage Forest Preserves

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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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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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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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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Raised With Nature

on Sep 12, 2019 2:30:54 PM By | Forest Preserve District of DuPage County | 0 Comments | Insider Volunteer Nature
Nina Hulet is changing her world. She’s got an old soul and a bright future, and her enthusiasm for life and nature are infectious.
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Couple Catches Nature through Volunteering

Kathy and I are both retired, but we like to remain active. We each volunteer for various organizations both together and individually. Most of these organizations are nature focused.
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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.
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Finding Mindfulness in Nature

Connie Schmidt Outdoor 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 multiple garden areas. I love my wildflower garden in the spring, cultivate perennial veggies as well as the traditional annual varieties in the summer, and enjoy awesome autumn color in my native prairie area in my front yard.
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