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Mark Spreyer mixes humor and nature facts at book signing  MORE>

Stillman Nature Center on WGN TV  (see the Long Eared Owl!) to promote the ‘Hoots and H’owls Fall Festival at Randhurst Village 2016 event MORE>

Mark Spreyer, Book signing event (last paragraph) MORE>

Raptors @ Lord’s Park Zoo  MORE>

Mark Spreyer, Executive Director, Stillman Nature Center MORE>

Stillman Nature Center the “Who’s who of Owls” program at the Bartlett Library  MORE>

Stillman Nature Center on WGN TV  (see the Snowy Owl!) to promote the ‘Hoots and H’owls Fall Festival at Randhurst Village 2015 event  

Stillman Nature Center on FOX NEWS TV  to promote the ‘Hoots and H’owls Fall Festival at Randhurst Village 2015 event MORE>

Snowy Owl enjoys new home at Stillman Nature Center   MORE>

Stillman Nature Center on the TV  to promote the ‘Hoots and H’owls Fall Festival at Randhurst Village 2014 event MORE>

Mark Spreyer’s article about Mulberries  MORE>

A visitor shot some great video of the Birds at the Mother’s Day with Birds of Prey” event at Stillman Nature Center MORE>

Daily Herald’s recap ofMother’s Day with Birds of Prey” event at Stillman Nature Center MORE>

Stillman Nature Center Raptor Sunday ‘review’  MORE>

Stillman Nature Center on the TV  to promote the ‘Hoots and H’owls Fall Festival at Randhurst Village 2013 event  MORE>

Stillman Nature Center to receive Environmental Preservation Award  MORE>

New Year’s Day Walk at  Stillman Nature Center MORE>

Hear Mark Spreyer interviews on Public Radio. MORE>

Rehabilitated owl released at Stillman MORE>

Solar Observation Day a success! MORE>

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Organizer's of Nature Photographer's Meetup have posted the pictures they took of the Raptors at Stillman MORE>

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Stillman in the News!

Nature Articles


The Stillman Nature Center publishes  nature articles on various topics periodically throughout the year. Below is a list of articles from Stillman as well as other articles that have appeared elsewhere. We hope you will find the articles to be interesting and educational. The articles will be downloaded as PDF files.


You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar program to read the articles. If you do not have a PDF reader, you may download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on this link: Adobe Acrobat Reader download.


Nature Articles


Summer 2012: Devil and St. Anne


Winter 2012: Groundhog Day


Winter 2012: Bird Seed


Winter 2011: Winter Ice Escapades


Spring 2008: Deer and Cars


Autumn 2007: 2007 - Year of the Cooper's


Winter 2007: Falcon Peregrinations


Spring 2006: Sinistral Snails


Spring 2004: Woodcock Obsession


Winter 2004: Beaver and Human Colonies


Autumn 2003: Osage Orange: History in its Roots


Spring 2003: Say Yes to Shrubs


Seasonal Snapshots

Think you know everything about plants and animals?  Want to impress your friends at cocktail parties?


Check out the Nature tidbits below!


Click on the links below to learn some new and exciting facts about nature!  Be sure to visit often as we will be adding new "tidbits" .


Ox-eye Daisy - Summer


Chicory - Summer


Black-Crowned Night-Heron - Summer


Poison Ivy - Summer


Wildflowers - Spring

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