Category Archives: Nature

“Spring Beauty Arrives! But how?” By Leigh Stewart

Leigh Stewart, president of Brushwood Center’s volunteer garden club, the Brushwood WildBunch, researches how Spring Beauty found its way into Brushwood’s garden. Continue reading

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From Discovery to Wellbeing: Brushwood Center in 2016

A Look Back at 2016 and a Window Forward for Brushwood Center The past twelve-months have been a time of reflection at Brushwood Center—and reflection is an easy feat here considering the beautiful natural setting we have in which to … Continue reading

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Brushwood Center Updates: Trail Tales!

Brushwood Center encourages families and youth to connect to nature through literature and exercise! Continue reading

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It’s woodcock dancing time

Stand near the entrance to Ryerson Woods at dusk in March, April and May and you might hear the unusual courtship and flight song of an unusual shorebird, the American woodcock. It’s called a shorebird because of and habit of … Continue reading

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Magical Evening at Ryerson Woods

Ryerson Woods is a magical, natural wonderland in the spring – full of native flowers covering the forest bed, trees as far as the eye can see and a host of beautiful creatures living inside. This past Saturday at the … Continue reading

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The Hidden World of Wolves and Coyotes

Did you know that coyotes live in almost every green space of any size in the Chicago metropolitan area? Did you know that their cousins, the wolves, are also thriving across the state line in Wisconsin? Explore the hidden world … Continue reading

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