A story about the migration of tens of thousands of sandhill cranes; you can view this great Midwestern migration for the next few weeks.
A Chicago city park that features 154 acres of native marsh and wet prairie habitat, great birdwatching, and easy hiking trails
Nearly 22 acres of restored woodlands, wetlands, and a pond on the far North Side of Chicago; a perfect place for a short hike or contemplation
The story of a fun Amtrak journey from Chicago to Washington, DC, and back–a 38-hour round trip
More than 20 amazing destinations on Chicago’s South Side and in the Southland to check out this weekend and beyond.
Rolling hills, deep ravines, and the remnants of the Manhattan Project
The wildest place in Cook County
Ghost stories of Chicago’s southwest suburbs and my own ghost story
These were the topics of the 7 most-popular articles last month at my blog, Nature in Chicagoland, as selected by my readers. Click the links below to read the articles.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure to check with the forest preserve, nature center, or other destinations regarding parking lot or facility closures before you head out.
ABOUT ANDREW MORKES
I have been a writer and editor for more than twenty-five years. I’m the founder of College & Career Press (2002); the editorial director of the CAM Report career newsletter and College Spotlightnewsletter; the author and publisher of “The Morkes Report: College and Career Planning Trends” blog; and the author and publisher of Hot Health Care Careers: 30 Occupations With Fast Growth and Many New Job Openings; Nontraditional Careers for Women and Men: More Than 30 Great Jobs for Women and Men With Apprenticeships Through PhDs; They Teach That in College!?: A Resource Guide to More Than 100 Interesting College Majors, which was selected as one of the best books of the year by the library journal Voice of Youth Advocates; and other titles. They Teach That in College!? provides more information on environmental- and sustainability-related majors such as Ecotourism, Range Management, Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Built Environment, Sustainability Studies, and Sustainable Agriculture/Organic Farming. I’m also a member of the parent advisory board at my son’s school.
In addition to these publications, I’ve written more than 40 books about careers for other publishing and media companies including Infobase (such as the venerable Encyclopedia of Careers & Vocational Guidance, the Vault Career Guide to Accounting, and many volumes in the Careers in Focus, Discovering Careers, What Can I Do Now?!, and Career Skills Library series) and Mason Crest (including those in the Careers in the Building Trades and Cool Careers in Science series).
My poetry has appeared in Cadence, Wisconsin Review, Poetry Motel, Strong Coffee, and Mid-America Review.