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Ron Schrader of McHenry took photos of wood ducks while having coffee on his back porch last weekend. Roughly six years ago, he built a number of wood duck boxes and put them in a slough next to his house. “It was a great investment because more and more wood ducks come here every year now,” he said.
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said Friday that he and Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan will introduce a bill next week to speed up research on ways to permanently prevent the transfer of invasive species between the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds. STORY & COMMENTS
With its woodlands, wetlands, prairies and location adjacent to the Pecatonica River, the Torstenson Center is a hunting, fishing and birding paradise. But don’t get in a big rush, because here, the kids come first. STORY & COMMENTS
Six attorneys general in the Great Lakes region called for a multi-state coalition Wednesday that would push the federal government to protect the lakes from invasive species such as Asian carp by cutting off their artificial link to the Mississippi River basin. STORY & COMMENTS
The film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” chronicles Leopold’s journey from young forester to university professor and how those experiences shaped his "Land Ethic." STORY & COMMENTS