Lake County’s First Historian, Bess Bower Dunn

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Bess Bower Dunn (1877-1959) was known as Lake County’s first historian, one of the first women in motion pictures, and first assistant probate clerk. Learn more about her in this…

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Insects of Lake County

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Learn about backyard insects, the difference between the beneficial and harmful insects, and organic methods of controlling the harmful ones. Presented by Lake County Forest Preserves.

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What’s in a Name?

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Lake County’s rich tapestry of history is woven into the very fibers of its place names. With more than 500 place names associated with the county’s communities, this presentation delves…

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The Journey of the Sandhill Crane

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Through restoration of their nesting and feeding habitats, the sandhill crane population has increased in Lake County. Learn about crane biology and habitat requirements, as well as where you can…

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