ecology

Ecology interns design, plant pollinator garden

Four members of the Homewood Science Center's Conservation Ecology Internship Program were proud of their handiwork on June 8. When they were told the tree they planted was an ironwood, they quickly named it "Tony" in reference to Tony Stark, the alter ego of Avengers superhero Ironman.
 

Recycle trees, lights at park district sites

If your celebration of the holidays is over, don’t forget to recycle.
 
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center is the location for dropping off discarded live Christmas trees. Trees must be free of all ornaments, lights, wire and tinsel. The collections continue through Jan. 18 at the Irons Oaks parking lot on Vollmer Road just west of Western Avenue.
 

PSC professor completes internship on Gulf of Mexico research vessel

  Prairie State College biology professor Angela Hung
  shows off a baby hammerhead shark.
(Provided photos)

Students learn, practice conservation through Homewood Science Center intern program

On a Saturday morning when one might expect junior high schoolers to be sleeping in, the Homewood Science Center’s conservation ecology interns are hard at work clearing invasive buckthorn plants from the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve. Using little more than simple tools and teamwork, interns cut down and carry away thick bundles of branches and leaves until the area that was once difficult to walk through becomes an open space for native species to thrive.

Events focus on saving the environment and celebrating Earth Day

As the nation prepares for the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, several programs in the Homewood-Flossmoor area are providing information and ways to celebrate special efforts to recognize how to be environmentally kind to the earth.
 
The Flossmoor Public Library and the Flossmoor Green Commission are presenting two special programs dealing with the environment on Saturday, April 14, at the Flossmoor Public Library.

Heaps of litter hauled away on first spring cleanup day

Despite a late-season blast of wintry weather, the debut of H-F Spring Cleanup Day still saw a significant amount of litter collected from area roadways and school properties. Led by the H-F Area Green Committee, the cleanup day Saturday, March 17, encouraged local residents to volunteer by picking up trash and improving areas at designated sites around the Flossmoor area. 

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