Pests, or Just Wild?
Considering our fractious and loving relationships
with wild animals. By Jerry Sullivan.
Fire This Time
Controlled burns can help nature flourish and prevent
fire disasters like this year's in the West. By
In their new book, two Chicago photographers document
the outstanding beauty of prairies restored by Chicago
Wilderness stewards and other volunteers.
Culross Peattie: Naturalist
Search no further for great nature writing. Rediscover
a rich literary legacy from our own back yard. By
A rookery reconstructed with masses of telephone poles
rising from Baker's Lake in Cook County now holds
1,300 egrets and herons. By Gail Goldberger.
A confusingly worded referendum on the November ballot
in Lincolnshire, Illinois puts the issue of deer vs.
forests before voters. By Steve Frankel.
the Wilderness: Burning in the Rain,
by Joe Neumann.
of the Wild
collecting and prairie seeding in McHenry County, hiking
the Des Plaines River Trail, counting fish in Hickory Creek,
climbing dunes in Lake County, birdwatching in Thorn Creek
Woods -- plus links to maps and descriptions of natural
areas from this and previous issues.
season's highlights, September through December.
Pictures: Handling the Future,
by Stephen Packard.
What's up? A walk in the woods.