How To Spend ‘Great Outdoors Month’ Across Chicagoland And Illinois

Lustrous Light
The turning earth is the dimmer switch, gradually recasting every dim dewdrop, petal, and blade of grass into a galaxy of blazing bulbs and lustrous lamps. On this morning in late May, blooms of golden coreopsis and New Jersey tea are set aglow alongside shimmering spider webs that cling to last year’s grasses. Illinois Beach Nature Preserve in Zion, Illinois. Mike MacDonald/ChicagoNatureNow!
Lustrous Light
The turning earth is the dimmer switch, gradually recasting every dim dewdrop, petal, and blade of grass into a galaxy of blazing bulbs and lustrous lamps. On this morning in late May, blooms of golden coreopsis and New Jersey tea are set aglow alongside shimmering spider webs that cling to last year’s grasses. Illinois Beach Nature Preserve in Zion, Illinois. Mike MacDonald/ChicagoNatureNow!

How To Spend ‘Great Outdoors Month’ Across Chicagoland And Illinois

Summer officially starts Friday.

Though the weather this week is lining up to be on the cool side, it looks like we’ll reach the 80s by this weekend.

Hopefully those warmer temperatures will stick around, so it’s a great time to start planning your outdoor adventures for the summer.

Morning Shift checks in with an expert and taps the knowledge of the crowd.

GUEST: Jan Kemmerling, acting director of the Illinois Office of Tourism