Illinois Odonate Survey monitor Jim Wolf explains why he volunteers counting dragonflies and damselflies. For more, click here.
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.
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.
Catholic Charities volunteers Joe Sheehan and his wife Carol Sheehan of Libertyville get meals ready to be delivered to Gurnee area seniors
Click here to read a story about how Meals on Wheels program helps seniors live in their own homes for longer.
Margie Ariano said these words in a story I wrote about the Lake County Forest Preserve Seed Nursery. It’s a fascinating place. For more, click here
— Juanita Salerno
Carnivals can be exciting adventures for children who love the bright lights, rides and fast-paced fun.
But some children with special needs are unable to enjoy the carnival because of the difficulties of getting in and out of the seats quickly as well as other challenges, according to experts in the special-needs field.
For the rest of the story, click here.
Quote from a story on trying to restore populations of endangered Blanding’s turtles from Gary Glowacki, biologist with the Lake County Forest Preserves. Read story here:
We need good old Jethro to be amongst us and working his magic in science to find ways to feed a hungry planet.”
— Ian Anderson, creator of the band and the man Jethro Tull. Read story here.
“I would see people sleeping on the streets in the parks in Waukegan. I’d see them walking with a blanket on their backs. No human should have to live that way.”
Read story here.