Preserve People: a photographic series

People connect to the forest preserves in diverse and powerful ways. It may be science, history, aesthetics, spirituality, learning, healing, recreation or simply love of nature. This series of photos created for Nature’s Notebook captures the people and the nature of their connections.

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Shonterria Prosser, age 7, stewardship volunteer―

“What I like best is cracking open the prairie plant seedheads to see what’s inside.”