Change is in the Wind

Change is in the Wind

Can you feel it? Nature is going through a change. It’s in the air, the ground, across the sky. The subtle creep north of dawn as it adds minutes of daylight. A south breeze that feels and smells different than a north wind. Bird songs floating through the air. Time...
When the Wild Things Happen

When the Wild Things Happen

My focus for 2022 is on phenology(seasonal natural phenomena). I grew up in this area but spent 37 years in central Texas. This is my second winter back here so even though I’ve been a naturalist for 45 years, I need to get my sense of timing back. Fortunately, the...
The Big Sit 2021

The Big Sit 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021 7 AM – 5 PM, Activities throughout the day Back Patio at Lost Valley Visitor Center Glacial Park 6705 State Rte. 31 Ringwood, IL The concept is simplicity itself: find a good place for bird watching and count all the bird species you see...