Prairie Promises

Illinois was once covered by more than 20 million acres of prairie, but now less than 2,500 acres of quality remnant prairie are left. Jamie Johannsen explores prairie’s role in the environment and restoration efforts in the Prairie State.

Northwest Landscapes, Fall Edition

Enjoy these great photographs from our local talent.

Seeing the Forest and the Trees

Our woodlands bear little resemblance to the original forests encountered by settlers here in the 1800s. But to understand the fate of the forests and the plants and animals within, we must see them as complex ecosystems.

Species Spotlight

Get to know our area’s amazing diversity of animal species. Here are a few of our wild neighbors.

Northwest Landscapes, Summer Edition

Enjoy these great photographs from our local talent

Northwest Quiz – Spring 2012

Aren’t they just adorable? See if you can identify these cute critters

Northwest Landscapes

Enjoy these great photographs from our local talent, and learn some tips from a pro.

Janine’s Journal: Whatsoever Things Are Lovely

You never know what kinds of interesting and inspiring individuals you’ll meet when you get out of the office and explore our region.

The Life-Sustaining Sugar River

Several factors combine to make the Sugar River an extraordinary sustainer of life to a staggering variety of creatures – including many weary migratory visitors. Learn what makes this river special, what threatens it, and who’s protecting it.

David C. Olson Photography

Inside the Clock Tower
7801 E. State St., Rockford, Ill.