| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:08 PM
When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:59 AM
For those can can't take their eyes off their smartphone, even when surrounded by natural majesty, the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge has an app for you.
The volunteer group Friends of the Loxahatchee Refuge and the refuge's staff have produced...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut.
The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize volunteer activities with a tangible impact on Virginia's natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign's fall activities run through Oct. 31, a...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Midway through a 9-to-5 workday on Wednesday, Gavin Burseth had nothing but praise for the crew he was overseeing: a dedicated herd of goats working nonstop to clear poison ivy and less-itchy invasive species from a forest preserve campground near...
| Aug 2, 2014
Beneath the serene waters of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a war rages. It pits armies of invaders bent on establishing colonies against a dwindling force of native lake dwellers. The invaders — at least 56 organisms not native to the Great...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day.
In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses.
The fans of today’s wild horses are...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Outdoor spaces get more attention this time of year as we venture outside during those long, warm days and evenings.
And who doesn't like to watch nature's dance as a humming bird or butterfly flit by?
Native plants in the garden and in landscaping...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church.
It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled.
That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Lake County will be offering continuing education programs about aquatic plants and natural rights-of-way on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Leesburg Community Building, 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg.
The workshop being sponsored by the Cooperative Invasive...