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Out and About

10 EpisodesProduced by Josh LibmanWebsite

The natural world is loaded with interesting learning opportunities, and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County has over 20,000 acres to explore! Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the District, and have some fun with Naturalist Josh Libman as we highlight the wonderful ways to enjoy… read more

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Episode 9: Freshwater Mussels

May 26th, 2022


Get ready for a splash course in mussel ecology! A big thanks to the Natural Resources Department of the FPDKC for letting me join them during their …

Episode 8: Singing Insects Redux

August 10th, 2021


The hot and humid conditions of a Midwest summer provide the perfect stage for insect activity. Let's tune in and see what these critters are up to! This episode originally aired on September 17, 2020. Thanks for …

Episode 7: Spring Wildflowers

March 30th, 2021


Step off the trail and into a fairytale as we learn about spring ephemeral wildflowers!

Thanks to Noel, Connie, and April for providing audio this episode.

Music in this episode comes from The Four Seasons Ballet by …

Episode 6: Maple Sugaring

February 25th, 2021


Celebrate the coming of spring with a deep dive into the process of maple sugaring! 

Special thanks to Noel for contributing audio this episode.

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Episode 5: New Year's Nature Resolutions

December 17th, 2020


Ring in the New Year with Ranger Josh! We’ll explore the health benefits of spending time in the great outdoors, and hear some nature resolutions …

Episode 4: Halloween Special

October 28th, 2020


Get ready for some tricks and treats as we dispel the spooky myths surrounding some of our local wildlife.

Thanks to David and Connie for contributing audio this episode. Happy Halloween!

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Episode 3: Insects

September 17th, 2020


Let's get to know the creepy, crawly inhabitants of our woodlands, prairies, and households! Special thanks to Kelli, Marissa, Nate, Jeanette, …

Episode 2: Amphibians

July 9th, 2020


We're getting wet n' wild with our local amphibian friends! For more information, check out the Calling Frog Survey through the Chicago Academy of Sciences. 

A big thanks to Connie, Noel, Brittany, Theo, Ben and …

Episode 1: Spring Bird Migration

May 21st, 2020


The pilot episode of Out and About is all about birds!

Species mentioned in this episode include:

A …

Out and About - Trailer

May 6th, 2020


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