Author: Becky Osinski

With warm weather right around the corner, it is only natural that people’s thoughts will turn to the outdoors. One of the most enjoyable ways to experience nature is to take a boat out on one of Great Parks’ beautiful lakes. But if you’ve never been in a boat, then heading out on the water […]

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If you spend any time outdoors, you have likely noticed some odd residents growing on rocks, sidewalks and tree trunks. With shades of gray, green and blue, growing interspersed with mosses, these organisms are often mistaken for plants. Closer inspection reveals that these residents – lichens – are something unique among living things. So, what […]

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Our national symbol, the bald eagle, begins to think spring earlier than some other animals. This is a great time of year to put your eye to the skies for an opportunity to see this bird soaring above. Here are six facts to keep in mind as you keep watch: 1. They’re picky about where […]

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