The population of kestrels, a small falcon, has been dropping across the continent in recent years--so a college intern decided to do something about it. Taylor Joray of Aurora spearheaded a program to install nesting boxes across Kane County forest preserves, helped by donations and volunteer monitors. Since the program's start in 2012, 57 kestrels have fledged from the boxes, and seven sites are currently hosting the birds.
DuPage County Forest Preserves Debut Sunrise & Sunset Programs
The new events will offer an after-hours peek at the woods.