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Only a month from now, the astronomical event known as the autumnal equinox will signal the official change from the lazy days of summer to the cool nights and colorful days of inspiration, reflection and the fall migration of the Sandhill cranes.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A single fishing line collection station has stood at the Bird Park boat launch in Kankakee for a number of years, placed there by the BoatUS Foundation. Another sign there, erected by the Kankakee Valley Park District, warns that a Kankakee County ordinance prohibits possessi…

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Large numbers of great egrets and snowy egrets have been visiting Indiana’s LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area, one of the few substantial wetland areas along the Kankakee River that are vestiges of the Grand Kankakee Marsh, once one of the massive ancestral summering sites for these and million…

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As promised, I’ll use a portion of this column this month to continue the highlights of my recent Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program trip to Chile to learn about the astronomy being conducted in U.S.-funded observatories.

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