Smart Living Weekly – August 22, 2018

  Looking Out for Winged Wonders Right in Our Region: Have you checked for Gray Hairstreaks lately? Discovered an American Snout? A Dainty Sulphur? How about a Wild Indigo Duskywing?…
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Smart Living Weekly – May 23, 2018

  Garden Fair Fun at Klehm Arboretum Right in Our Region: The 25th annual Garden Fair Weekend at Klehm Arboretum continues to grow each year, thanks to the tender loving…
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It’s a Wild World! (A Photo Journey)

The wilderness that surrounds our urban landscapes is a source of inspiration and peacefulness for many photographers. Their work reveals a glimpse of what we can experience while exploring this magnificent planet.

Northwest Landscapes, Winter Edition

Check out these amazing images captured by our local photographers.

Northwest Landscapes, Summer/Fall Edition

Check out these amazing images captured by our local photographers.

Community Rallies for Summerfield Zoo

After Summerfield Zoo in Belvidere was hit by a tornado last year, owners Rick and Tammy Anderson wondered if they’d have to close shop. Then something wonderful happened.

Smart Living Weekly – April 1, 2015

  Lots Going On at Rare & Beautiful Klehm Arboretum Right in Our Region: Where can you find a natural area unlike any other in the U.S.? At remarkable Klehm…
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Arrival of the Owls

Last winter, while birders around our region marveled at the appearance of snowy owls, one photographer braved the cold to capture the action.

Connecting with Nature in Winter

It’s true, winter is a time where we can value silence and the crisp winds. We make the case for getting outside and exploring the winter landscape, through many recreational activities.

Janine’s Journal: The Sense of Wonder

Aren’t children amazing, as they experience their world with awe and wonder at every turn. What if we, too, could think like a youngster again?