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Who Knew?! The Midwest Annual Crane Count

Sandhill Cranes Bird Watching with Your 4 Foot Tall Friendly Crane Neighbor (You Never Knew You Had!) When I was a kid, my dad used to call me outside to listen to the cranes as they passed over our house.  It only happened a couple of times, but it’s a sound you don’t really forget.  […]

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Springtime Bird Watching

Did you know that Lake County is a favorite spot for bird watching?  Learn about some popular birding spots around the county, and some of the birds you can find there! See Lake County’s Bird Watching Page  Spring Time Bird Watching in Lake County By Guest Blogger:  Luke Buckardt Springtime is a wonderful time to […]

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This Spring Try a Forest Fitness Hike!

We did it!  We survived the winter of 2013!  We’re all a bit stronger for it, and I know that we’re not going to waste one minute of this upcoming spring weather that we’ve been waiting so long for!  We deserve to see flowers, and signs of life!  As we head for the outdoors, I […]

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Beautiful Winter: Things To Do in Lake County

Whether it’s ice hockey, snowshoeing or just enjoying the beautiful scenery, there are a lot of reasons to get outside this winter.  I recently went on a winter walk in Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve and I wasn’t the only one out there!  Lake County really knows how to enjoy a beautiful winter day… and there […]

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Beautiful Winter Photos

It’s amazing how quickly fall turns to winter in Lake County.  Although we’ll probably get a few more fall days before winter really sets in, our first snowfall transformed everything around us into a winter wonderland, and you can’t help but admit that it’s beautiful. Cold… but beautiful.  Here’s a collection of photos from the […]

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