Illinois Odonate Survey monitor Jim Wolf explains why he volunteers counting dragonflies and damselflies. For more, click here.
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
Ed Popelka, resident beekeeper for the College of Lake County, talks about honey bees and native bees — and what’s being done to help them. For a video and story, click here.
— Mike Sands, senior associate, Liberty Prairie Foundation
For a story on rain gardens, click here.