Illinois Odonate Survey monitor Jim Wolf explains why he volunteers counting dragonflies and damselflies. For more, click here.
Waukegan Alderman Lisa May spoke about a new partnership with the City of Waukegan and Lake County Audubon Society on monitoring the beach where rare birds nest. Click here to read the story. Photo of Piping Plover, a federally endangered species that nested at Waukegan Municipal Beach, by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
These photos were taken in the country of Peru as well as in the United States and include nature, food, people and historic sites. This is a small collection of my iphone photos. The dominant photo below was taken at a local library with my iphone. Some have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Shaw Media and Natural other regional and national periodicals.
— Brad Semel in story about piping plovers.Photo of piping plover by Vince Cavalieri.
Pamela Newton said this about the new nature preserve in Hawthorn Woods, designed to help monarchs and other wildlife. It contains myriad native trees, shrubs and wildflowers; plus volunteers and officials are working to eradicate purple loosestrife and buckthorn and add more native vegetation. Read here.
Photo below of Hawthorn Woods mayor releasing monarchs at the preserve’s opening. Sheryl DeVore/Photography
Christie Mill, who volunteers at an outdoor food pantry garden, enjoys harvesting food to donate to the needy. She gets help in her endeavors from local master gardeners. Read more
Roy Miller and family celebrate 50 years running a Dog N Suds in Ingleside, Illinois. At its heyday, more than 600 Dog N Suds operated int he U.S. Today, only about 14 are left and Miller’s is one of them. Read more. Below, Roy’s daughter, pours a draft root beer, made the same way it was five decades ago. Photo by Sheryl DeVore
Jack Hanna makes a case for how zoos help with conservation and education. Read a story on his thoughts here. I interviewed him as a preview to his coming to Genesee Theatre.