Finding nature

 

The best Chicago parks for spring walks

It's time to pack up those winter boots and don your walking shoes. This spring, take a stroll in one of the area's lesser-known parks. If it's your first visit, we guarantee it won't be your last.
 

Eagle watching at Starved Rock State Park

It's time for the annual Eagle Extravaganza, when it's possible to see dozens of bald eagle on the waterways near Starved Rock State Park. Read...

 

Brookfield Zoo closes Baboon Island

Sad news reported by our sister newspaper Riverside-Brookfield Landmark ... Brookfield Zoo announced Friday that another of its longtime outdoor exhibits is slated for demolition and redevelopment. Read...

 

The best nature spots in Chicago’s suburbs

Forays into nature tend to produce some of my family's happiest "remember forever" moments. Whether hiking trails, exploring nature center ...  Read...

 

Zoo babies: Brookfield Zoo welcomes new Snow Leopard cub

In the category of "Animals we'd totally adopt if it were legal" Brookfield Zoo's Snow Lepoard cub ranks right up there with the baby sloth bears and the Moholi bushbaby. Read...

 

Baby dolphin born, then dies at Brookfield Zoo

There is a new addition to the dolphin family at Brookfield Zoo. Allie, a 26-year-old bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a female calf on Aug. 2 around 11 a.m. At 3 feet long, the calf weighs 40 pounds and appears to be healthy and strong. Read...

 

Baby giraffe born at Brookfield Zoo [Photo + Video]

Brookfield Zoo's animal family keeps growing! Watch a video and flip through a slideshow showing off the latest addition to the giraffe exhibit. Read...

 

New monkey habitat and train adventure coming to Lincoln Park Zoo

This summer, Lincoln Park Zoo is beginning construction on a new project for that will include new animals, adventures and amenities. Read...

 

Where to go camping with kids near Chicago this summer

Want to enjoy the great outdoors but aren't the biggest wildlife fan? We've got a list of campgrounds that are sure to please any family. Read...

 

Chicago Botanic Garden hosts exhibit about beautiful bugs

Summer means the return of many things…like bee stings and mosquito bites. But the influx of insects doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Just look at Chicago Botanic Garden, where the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit shines a light on some beautiful bugs. Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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