Read my outdoor column for more on the Reed-Turner Woodland and Baltimore orioles. Photo of Baltimore oriole by John Heneghan. All rights reserved.
Quote from Lake County historian Diana Dretske about creating a historical account of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read the story here.
Read my outdoor column on the merry month of May. The photo below is of great white trillium taken by the author at Wright Woods in Vernon Hills.
This story explains why beaches are so important to us during the coronavirus pandemic and which shoreline parks and local beaches are open and which ones are not. Photo below by Sheryl DeVore taken at Diamond Lake Beach.
Capt. James Lovell speaks on the 50th anniversary of the splashdown of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission and how it relates to the coronavirus. Photo below is a NASA photo showing Capt. Lovell in 1970 during the mission. pandemic. For the story, click here.
Greg Koeppen, executive director of the Lake County Farm Bureau, on how farmers are faring during the coronavirus epidemic. Read more here.
Learn easy ways to get started on vegetable gardening with this story.
— 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