Chicago Area Wilderness

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”

Baba Dioum

 Oct 31: Bats are awesome!!!  See this amazing discussion about why bats keep many ecosystems together! http://blog.nwf.org/2008/07/7-reasons-bats-are-just-as-cool-as-batman/

In the Cook County Forest Preserves

In the Cook County Forest Preserves

Cook County is blessed with proportionally more forest preserve acreage than any other urban county in the nation. But even in the heart of the city, we are surrounded by the natural world and its inherent lessons.

Our Dirtfoot Chicago blog

Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies Program

Red-tailed hawk over the I-290 expressway

Red-tailed hawk over the I-290 expressway

Chicago Wilderness

Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Brookfield Zoo: Inspiring Conservation Leadership

Black swallowtail butterfly, raised from egg, with folks from Sunrise Assisted Living

Black swallowtail butterfly, raised from egg, with folks from Sunrise Assisted Living