The 10 Most-Popular Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in September 2019

The story of a 100-year-old home gobbled up by developers

Ghost stories of Chicago’s southwest suburbs and my own ghost story

Hawks and hills, sloughs and snakes, and buried nuclear waste, oh my!

8 places to see bison in Chicagoland and the Midwest

A beautiful and tranquil nature center on Chicago’s Southwest Side

Beautiful, secluded beaches, towering sand dunes, and top-notch hiking trails just 50 miles from Chicago

Towering cliffs, sandy beaches, great camping, shipwrecks, and lighthouses

Ravines and streams. Prehistoric-looking fish and endangered dragonflies. Challenging hiking, and much more at this Illinois Nature Preserve 

The perfect paddling adventure for beginners just an hour from Chicago

The wildest nature destination in Cook County

These were the topics of the 10 most-popular articles last month at my blog, Nature in Chicagoland, as selected by my readers. Here are links to the articles.

1. Elegy for a 100-Year-Old Red Brick House

2. A Personal Ghost Story, Ghosts of Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs, and 11 Spots for Post-Ghost-Tour Fun

3. Red Gate Woods: Hawks and Hills, Sloughs and Snakes, and Ghosts and Buried Nuclear Waste, Oh My!

4. Places to See Bison in the Midwest

U.S. Forest Service photo by Gary Chancey

5. Eleven Things to Do at Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

6. Indiana Dunes National Park: Our Nation’s Newest National Park

7. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Wilderness, Waterfalls, Great Hiking and Camping, and Much More

8. Black Partridge Woods: Cool Ravines, Great Hiking, and 6 Other Reasons to Visit

A Hine’s emerald dragonfly. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

9. Nippersink Creek Provides a Great Kayaking or Canoeing Adventure Just an Hour From Chicago

10. Cap Sauers Holding Nature Preserve: The Wildest Place in Cook County

Copyright (text/photos) Andrew Morkes, Founder & Author of Nature in Chicagoland

When I’m not visiting Indiana Dunes National Park and other nature destinations in Chicagoland, I write books and newsletters about careers for teens and adults who want to change occupations. I also write college-planning books and newsletters, including They Teach That in College!?: A Resource Guide to More Than 100 Interesting College Majors, 3rd Edition. You can learn more about my newsletters and books by clicking here.

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