Ghost stories of Chicago’s southwest suburbs and my own ghost story
The wildest nature destination in Cook County
The story of a 100-year-old home gobbled up by developers
The only open-water quaking bog in Illinois
2,500 acres of rolling hills and towering cliffs above the confluence of the great Mississippi and Apple Rivers
8 places to see bison in Chicagoland and the Midwest
The only canyon in Cook County, 2.6 miles of varied hiking trails, an environmental education center and lodge, and cross-country skiing
Native American burial mounds in the shapes of birds, bison, bear, lynx, turtle, deer, and other animals along the Upper Mississippi River…and great views
40-foot limestone cliffs, a stream, beautiful waterfalls, and a pond–all in a South Side Chicago neighborhood
An auto museum that features 33 distinct exhibits in 12 buildings on 35 acres, plus many outdoor exhibits and a large antique mall
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.
Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
Marching Bear Group. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
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