| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Get ready for the 9th Annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk benefiting Children's Memorial Hospital! It will take place on Thursday July 28, 2011. Please join us in the fight against pediatric brain tumors. The Run for Gus will start and finish at...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Through September 2011
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Steve Sullivan's Tips To Make Your Backyard More "Bird Friendly":
One of the things I like to do is take a common, hardy native...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.
| Jun 4, 2009
What better way to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, the American Hiking Society's annual celebration of the country's trails, than to go out on one?
Here are my top picks for a nice hike, by category: Solitude
Beverly Lake/Spring Creek...
| Feb 24, 2009
A woman from Glenview, Ill., has turned her hobby of photographing birds into a thriving organization. Carol Freeman's pictures are important for more than their beauty. Her goal is to help the environment.
For more information on Carol Freeman,...
| Nov 2, 2008
Wish you could get a little more gardening know-how under your belt, but feel reluctant to part with your hard-earned cash to do so? Save your budget for spring planting. We went looking around the Chicago area and found that there's a lot of garden...
| Apr 29, 2009
| 2:32 PM
- Field Museum. Chicago's natural history museum, the Field Museum houses the world's most complete T-rex - sweetly named Sue - as well as exhibits on African animals, underground bugs and Native Americans. Every age group gets involved.
- John G....
| May 29, 2009
There's a vintage house in Old Town with a fascinating link to the Chicago Fire. It went up just after that 1871 blaze, and like numerous other Old Town homes was built from a kit of construction materials and lumber. Some of the lumber was burned wood...
| Apr 19, 2010
| 6:24 AM
There are many ways you can add green space to small, urban areas; an upside-down tomato planter is just one example of an efficient and functional way to grow a variety of edible herbs and veggies.
Basics of Making:
There are different types of upside-...
| Oct 26, 2009
| 7:29 AM
Horrorbles - Weird Chicago - Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Monday, October 26
Tuesday, October 27
Weird Chicago Tours
Wednesday, October 28
| Aug 2, 2009
If a clump of iris bloomed less this year, it may be crowded. The cure is to divide the clump -- and August is the time. Wait until the leaves yellow. Then dig up the clump with a garden fork. Examine the fat underground rhizomes closely for evidence they...