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Pine Dunes Forest Preserve: Birding, Biking, and Easy Hiking

Looking for a place where you can: If so, you should visit Pine Dunes Forest Preserve, which is located in Antioch, Illinois, near the Wisconsin border. It’s part of the Lake County Forest Preserves (LCFP) and features 956 acres that consists of rolling hills, oak-hickory woodlands, prairie, savanna, and vernal ponds and other wetland communities. … Continue reading Pine Dunes Forest Preserve: Birding, Biking, and Easy Hiking

Remembering Lin Brehmer and the Time I Made Him Laugh

I wasn’t lucky enough to be friends with Lin Brehmer (the beloved WXRT disc jockey who died yesterday), but I was a fan of his for more than three decades. I once made him laugh at a holiday party. I was with my wife at her friend’s party at a high-rise condo in Streeterville. Many … Continue reading Remembering Lin Brehmer and the Time I Made Him Laugh

The Most-Popular Non-Nature Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in 2022

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER AND AUTHOR OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND I wrote many stories about nature destinations in 2022, but I also covered other topics that were near and dear to my heart including stories about the sudden loss of one of my best friends, my father and other family, a visit to the Flight … Continue reading The Most-Popular Non-Nature Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in 2022

Goodbye 2022…Hello 2023!

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER AND AUTHOR OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND I want to thank my Nature in Chicagoland readers for visiting my blog in 2022. I continue to love writing this blog, and wish I had more time in my daily life to do so. I visited many nature destinations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West … Continue reading Goodbye 2022…Hello 2023!

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