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Finding Nature

You and your family can pick anything from strawberries to tomatoes to, of course, apples in many U-Pick sites near Chicago. more

May 21, 2012 2:17 PM Nature

Chicago Botanic Gardens opens it's new Growing Garden this summer - dedicated space where children can plant and later come back to see how their contribution to the garden is growing. more

May 21, 2012 1:58 PM Nature

Are you in search of a little peace and quiet some days, but you need to figure out how to do that with kids around? Recently, local author Anne Ford scoured the city for tranquil places for her new book Peaceful Places Chicago. more

Feb 23, 2012 4:01 PM Nature

Finding nature's hidden treasures can be as easy as heading out into your own backyard. more

Feb 23, 2012 3:52 PM Nature

Next time a fresh snowfall blankets the Chicago area, don’t curse another Midwestern winter. Instead, bundle up the kids and introduce them to animal tracking. more

Nov 15, 2010 3:40 PM Nature

Nudge your pudgies off the couch this winter a family snow-tubing hill or dog-sledding adventure, or create your own backyard-or-bust version of Rudolph's Reindeer Games. more

Nov 15, 2010 11:41 AM Nature