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Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center: Big Bugs, Tons of Fun Activities for Kids, and Great Hiking Trails

Massive bugs are everywhere at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center (3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523, 630/850-8110, email), which is located in Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve. A 5-foot-long praying mantis perches atop the entrance to the center, a large grasshopper peers down from the roof when you walk behind the center to view the … Continue reading Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center: Big Bugs, Tons of Fun Activities for Kids, and Great Hiking Trails

Graue Mill and Museum: Learn About Life in Illinois in the 1800s, the Underground Railroad, and Much More

Breaking News: There’s a wormhole near Ogden Avenue and I-294. When my 8-year-old son and I were pulled into it on Tuesday, we were transported back to 1852. In this year: Millard Fillmore was president of the United States. Chicago was not even 20 years old. Levi Strauss had been selling heavyweight trousers (we now … Continue reading Graue Mill and Museum: Learn About Life in Illinois in the 1800s, the Underground Railroad, and Much More

The 4 Most-Popular Posts at Nature in Chicagoland in May 2018

In case you missed them, here were the most-popular posts at Nature in Chicagoland in May 2018 based on page views by my readers: 1. Black Partridge Woods: Cool Ravines, Great Hiking, and 6 Other Reasons to Visit 2. Why I Love the Outdoors Despite Once Being Impaled by a Cactus, Nearly Run Over by … Continue reading The 4 Most-Popular Posts at Nature in Chicagoland in May 2018

Why I Love the Outdoors Despite Once Being Impaled by a Cactus, Nearly Run Over by a Bison, and Having a Scratched Cornea Ruin My First Date With My Future Wife

If you view many people’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts (including mine sometimes), nature is pretty, awe-inspiring, often cuddly, and almost perfect in its beauty. In photos and stories, the spring flowers are a multi-colored blanket of wonderful on what was once a muddy field, the photographer arrived just in time at a beautiful spot … Continue reading Why I Love the Outdoors Despite Once Being Impaled by a Cactus, Nearly Run Over by a Bison, and Having a Scratched Cornea Ruin My First Date With My Future Wife

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