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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A red and white striped tent in a grassy field with tables underneath.

Evanston Garden Fair seeks to foster community through plants and grants

May 23, 2022

Evanston resident Holly Jordan was shopping on Evanston’s Central Street a few years ago when she happened upon Evanston Garden Fair’s red-and-white striped tent.  Inside, she said she found tables...

Illustration of a lawn mower crossed out in a garden with tall grass.

No Mow May pushes residents to swap grass cutters for gardens

April 21, 2022

When heavy rains hit Lovelace Park three years ago, Evanston resident Sigrid Pilgrim said the city couldn’t use its heavy mowing equipment on the wet ground. Instead, the city let the grass grow freely. “The...

Three tents, one with a “Plant Natives!” banner, set up on a grassy field.

Evanston native plant sale blossoms to benefit birds, bugs

April 21, 2022

When longtime Evanston resident Laine Hoffman looks out her window at night, she said her yard is aglow with lightning bugs. Across the fence, her neighbors' yards are dark, she said. The difference?...

An illustration of a large monarch butterfly with a white outline. In the background, many more monarch butterflies swarm.

The monarch butterfly population might be declining. Here’s what you can do

January 25, 2022

The monarch butterfly, Illinois’ state insect, might become harder to find.  Although the number of butterflies has rapidly expanded in some areas of the country, experts say that’s not the case...

DePaul environmental masters student Libby Shafer created the Evanston Host Plant Initiative to advocate for community gardening efforts to replenish the endangered rusty patched bumble bee

Evanston Host Plant Initiative works to save endangered bee species

May 17, 2021

Evanston is abuzz with community efforts focused on saving the bees. In partnership with Natural Habitat Evanston, the Evanston Host Plant Initiative is advocating for the inventory and planting of...

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