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Honeybee or yellow jacket wasp? How to tell the difference
Jun 7, 2016 5:30 AM
People often mistake yellow jacket wasps for honeybees, but the two insects differ in behavior and appearance.
Epicurean delights in the pet food aisle
By KIM COOK
Jun 7, 2016 9:35 AM
Today's trendy gourmet pet foods resemble people fare, with a variety of proteins and vegetables
Humans should more responsible with dogs
By Ellaine Kiriluk
Jun 2, 2016 9:57 AM
Humans had our part in domesticating dogs, breeding them for our own needs, making them dependent on us for their survival. Now, we euthanize them because there are no homes for them.
Lake County releases 100 baby turtles
By Steve Lundy
Jun 3, 2016 12:28 PM
The Blanding's turtle population in Lake County grew by 100 Thursday. Watch our video of these cute little guys on the move.
8 things to know if you see turtles crossing the road
Jun 1, 2016 5:26 AM
If you see a turtle trying to cross the road, here's what DuPage County Forest Preserve District officials suggest you do.
Nesting season has begun -- watch for turtles on road
By Robert Sanchez
Jun 3, 2016 12:29 PM
With turtles crossing roads to find someplace to nest, forest preserve districts throughout the region are cautioning motorists to pay closer attention when they're driving.
Miniature horses provide comfort for elderly
Daily Herald report
Jun 8, 2016 12:27 PM
Two miniature horses from Mane in Heaven named Charmer and Mystery visited with the elderly at the Older Adult Services of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.
Leave baby wild animals alone, new campaign stresses
By REGINA GARCIA CANO
May 31, 2016 10:15 AM
A South Dakota wildlife official is trying to combat a scene she sees several times every summer: A mom and children who think they've rescued a wild baby animal from apparent abandonment.
Six cygnets hatch to Schaumburg swans
By Eric Peterson
May 31, 2016 7:02 PM
Six cygnets have hatched to parent swans Louis and Serena in Schaumburg and are already learning to paddle around the village's municipal pond. They're expected to grow up to follow in their parents' webbed footsteps and adopt a career in geese control.
Algonquin Commons now welcomes dogs
By Amy Williams
May 31, 2016 9:44 AM
Beginning Wednesday, June 1, Algonquin Commons is becoming a dog-friendly mall, with many stores allowing customers to bring their dogs inside.
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