District 158 School Board discusses Coolidge chimney swifts

Coolidge chimney swifts

“Definitely a learning opportunity—for all of Lansing,” says Superintendent Heiberger by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 20, 2018) – Dr. Ceal Heiberger was surprised to learn about the large colony of chimney swifts that has been nesting at Coolidge Elementary School for 20 years or more. It was only after construction plans were well underway … Read more

Strategic roadside mowing to conserve monarchs, pollinator species begins successful second year

Monarch

Adjustment by IDOT aims to re-establish food source for official state insect, other species information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 1, 2018) — As concerns for declining pollinator species continue to buzz throughout the country, the Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public of a change in mowing operations … Read more

Coyote puppies tagged, health work-ups conducted in the Forest Preserves of Cook County

information provided by Cook County Forest Preserves COOK COUNTY, Ill. (June 2, 2018) – In addition to migrating birds and colorful wildflowers, springtime also means it is coyote puppy season in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Each spring, wildlife biologists follow up on mother coyotes to locate dens and conduct health work-ups on the … Read more

IDNR reminds residents to leave young wildlife alone

Found babies are not necessarily abandoned information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 5, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding Illinois citizens to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the spring breeding season, well-meaning people may believe they are helping by taking possession … Read more

Nature education program offered at Green Lake

Saturday, May 26, 1:30pm information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County CALUMET CITY, Ill. (May 2, 2018) – Sand Ridge Nature Center will present an educational/explorational program at Green Lake Aquatic Center. “What’s the Difference?” will examine the differences between a lake, pond, marsh, and more. The program will include hiking at Green … Read more

Forest Preserves of Cook County to host free documentary screening at West Pullman Library

Learn about volunteering with the Forest Preserves of Cook County information received from the Forest Preserves of Cook County CHICAGO, Ill. (March 27, 2018) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is presenting their Emmy award-winning documentary, Chicago’s True Nature: The Forest Preserves of Cook County, at the West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th Street … Read more

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