Environment

The long projection at the end of this long-horned beetle is an ovipositor, used for depositing eggs in wood. Graphisurus fasciatus targets dead and dying trees for egg laying; its activities aid in natural decomposition processes.

Good Natured Column: Long Horned Beetle

The other night, even though I was dog tired, I stepped outside f...
Spongy Moth

Spongy Moth Non-Toxic Aerial Application Scheduled for June 27 in Kane County

​SPRINGFIELD, IL – In April, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (I...
Funding for Water Quality and Supply Projects in Kane County

Kane County Commits Federal Recovery Dollars to Study Water Quality and Supply

Kane County is taking the lead on four planning projects aimed at ens...
Phengodes, the glowworm beetle

Good Natured Column: The Glowworm

There’s a saying that bad things always happen in threes...
Online maps help paddlers navigate Fox River and area resources.

Launch a Paddling Adventure on the Fox River Using Online Maps!

​Whether it's planning an overnight paddling trip from Wisconsin to Il...
Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog, County Board Member Drew Frasz and Former Editor of Kane County Connects Rick Nagel.

Kane County Connects Editor Recognized for Years of Service

​Longtime Editor of the Kane County Connects newsletter and website, R...
Giant water bugs make good parents.

Good Natured Column: Giant Water Bugs Make Good Parents

​Father's Day is almost here, and you know what that means… Time to ce...
Twenty-two local projects to share $588,231 in Grand Victoria Riverboat funds.

Kane County Projects Funded by Community Reinvestment Grants

Twenty-two local social services agencies and community projects throu...
Splish splash! Luna takes her ducky family for a swim at Swanson Pool at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.

Good Natured Column: Luna and Ducklings Just Ducky

​Sometimes a nature column practically writes itself...