Nature

  • Otto: A glowworm can really brighten the day

    Life at Hickory Knolls is filled with many bright spots, small discoveries and tiny triumphs that make our outlook just a little bit sunnier. Like the ...
    June 28, 2013 - 9:59 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Planting the perfect perennial

    If you ask a gardener, “What is the perfect perennial?” chances are you will get as many different answers as there are gardeners. 
    June 28, 2013 - 1:57 pm
  • Fox River recreation pumps dollars into local economies

    John Hamel had known about – and appreciated – the view for a while. For years since moving to Batav ...
    June 28, 2013 - 5:49 am
  • Back from the brink, Fox River is thriving

    Richard Anderson can’t tell you how many blue herons he has seen while plying the waters of the Fox River in his red-and-white paddlewheel tour boat. ...
    June 27, 2013 - 2:31 pm
  • Flood warnings issued for Kane County

    A flash flood warning has been issued for northern Kane County until 4:30 p.m. today. In addition, a ...
    June 26, 2013 - 11:41 am
  • Learning to Grow: Tri color beech a Tri-City star

    We Midwesterners love our springs! No matter how long or harsh the winter, the memories of ice and snow exit our minds as the sights and senses of spr ...
    June 21, 2013 - 6:04 pm
  • Batavia garden walk set for Saturday

    BATAVIA – Seven gardens will be on display Saturday as part of the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners 2013 garden walk, “Gardens of De-Light and Shade.”
    June 20, 2013 - 9:39 pm
  • North Aurora exploring whether to go green for power

    NORTH AURORA – Village officials are exploring whether to go green for its power.Officials are inves ...
    June 18, 2013 - 11:21 pm
  • Otto: Red velvet mites are in their glory

    Lots of things happen on the trails in the Hickory Knolls Natural Area.Chipmunks and 13-lined ground ...
    June 15, 2013 - 12:01 am
  • Learning to Grow: Rhubarb, a seasonal favorite

    One of the many reasons that I love the change of seasons is the food each season brings. With spr ...
    June 14, 2013 - 5:50 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Mother, daughter duo refrain from river-kayak ‘race’ for nature’s embrace

    Noah and I really looked forward to participating in the Mid-American Canoe & Kayak Race again this year, which would have been our fourth in a row. B ...
    June 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm
  • Update: Tornado sightings discounted in Kane County

    The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Kane County and other areas until 11 p.m. Wednesday and a flash flood watch had been issued.
    June 12, 2013 - 10:33 pm
  • Bleak future for local ash trees

    The impact that the emerald ash borer has had on this area’s ash tree population is evident by the thousands of trees that have had to be chopped down ...
    June 11, 2013 - 10:45 pm
  • Living with wildlife: Even as areas become more urban, backyards still part of the natural world

    Bob Andrini is careful about wildlife, keeping his garbage inside the garage until pickup day to outwit raccoons.
    June 11, 2013 - 5:39 am
  • Otto: Turtle season is upon us once again

    Over the past three or four weeks, we’ve gotten several calls about turtles. Turtles wandering through back yards. Turtles wandering through front yar ...
    June 7, 2013 - 11:40 pm
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