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  • 'Rainforest Adventure' opens at the Notebaert

    'Rainforest Adventure' opens at the Notebaert
    Who among us, as the winter freeze settles in, wouldn't like to visit a rainforest about now? Second best is "Rainforest Adventure," a new exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. Along with a full educational dose about the ecosystems of these all-too-distant places, the temporary exhibit, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, lets visitors climb a model kapok tree and check out some interesting live animals, including a blue-throated macaw, a green tree python and some powder blue poison dart frogs.
  • Guide to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Nature just might get back to you

    Guide to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Nature just might get back to you
    I thought I had finally gotten over my — let's not sugarcoat it — revulsion at being in butterfly gardens. My recent stop in the ambulatory bug atrium at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum was probably my fifth in such a place, designed to...

    Farms winterize to keep farmers markets open - here's a list of markets

    Farms winterize to keep farmers markets open - here's a list of markets
    Cold and windy weather will send many farmers markets into hibernation by the end of October or the first weekend of November. But that doesn't mean farmers have stopped farming, which means not all markets will shut down. A growing number of farmers...

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art

    Jenny Kendler puts ethics, empathy in art
    "Human exceptionalism has got to go," artist Jenny Kendler tells me. "Yes, we have great skills, but so does every other species on the planet." Witness the mantis shrimp, one of the artist's current favorite animals, with claws that can shatter...

    'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...