A female ruby-throated hummingbird hovering in front of a flower in a garden.

Rob Kanter

August 23, 2018 - Environmental Almanac

Appreciating Hummingbirds in Illinois

What weighs less than a nickel and can fly 500 miles in a single stretch? Tune for the scoop on the smallest bird you'll see in Illinois!

Rob Kanter

August 09, 2018 - Environmental Almanac

Grow Your Own Entertainment with Native Shrubs

What good is spicebush? For starters, it's beautiful. But beyond that, planting it can bring you the spectacle of spicebush swallowtail caterpillars developing in your yard.

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