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Giants in the Woods

Eastern Giant Swallowtails are one of our largest butterflies. Now is a good time to check out their bizarre caterpillars. Finding them can be tricky as their mottled dark and light pattern has earned...

We’re number 25!

Harms Woods has just become the 25th Illinois Nature Preserve in the Forest Preserves of Cook County! Dedication as a Nature Preserve provides the highest level of protection for land in Illinois. It is granted...

Wild Gardens

Years ago, NBRP volunteers recognized that seed is a critical part of restoration work. In fact, it can be the limiting factor in bringing back healthy native habitat. After weeds are pulled and brush...