updated: 11/11/2010 4:34 PM
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Two butterflies land on a flower in the new wildflowers sections at Wauconda Park District last month.
Cassandra Gordon of Wauconda
An old house sits in the middle of a prairie seen during a road trip to North Dakota in 2009.
Dwight Lohman of Lake Zurich
A wolf named Denali from the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN keeps eye on the other wolves and the current alpha wolf in training, Maya.
John Laystrom of Lake Zurich
A baby fox hides in the brush on the side of Mount Washburn in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming last August.
Mark Haeussler of Bartlett
A spotted cucumber beetle on an aster flower in a garden in Elk Grove Village last month.
Peter M. Attard of Elk Grove Village
Sunglasses reflect the action on the field during the University Of Iowa against the University Of Wisconsin football game last month in Iowa City.
Alexandra Tinaglia of Arlington Heights
This photo was taken in the Fayban Forest Preserve. I was with a friend and we were taking photos of nature.
Loren Iwanicki of Batavia
I took this picture of my 12 year old daughter during a horse show at Timmermanns Ranch in Island Lake.
Lisa Gomoll of Algonquin
We came across this Highland steer on a beautiful fall day near the Mississippi River. This breed on cattle is from the Highlands of Scotland and I have never seen it before. He was as curious of me as I was of him.
Robert M. Sharp of Gilberts
This is one of a group of nature photos taken recently.
Diane Douglas of Bloomingdale
This is a colorful collection of fall leaves and fungus on a log in Meacham Grove Forest Preserve.
Joanne Barsanti of Roselle
This was taken during a night fire exercise in Afghanistan, using available light.
Lt. Matthew Spartz of Lombard
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