environment

Spring is here, and the wildlife on site are looking for burrows, sandy soils, nests and nesting material to create habitat to raise their young. As you drive, please be considerate of these birds, reptiles, amphibians and other animals as they move about the site and cross roadways to accomplish their mission.  

Fermilab has celebrated Arbor Day since 1969. This year’s event will take place May 10 from 11 am to 1 pm. A free hotdog lunch will be provided at the Arbor Day site. Come to the intersection of B Road and W. Batavia Rd, look for picnic tables and volunteers in the field to the west. Please bring a shovel, if you have one, and gloves. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. Note that the rain date, May 10, is in… More »

On Wednesday, April 18, baby bison season officially began at Fermilab. The first calf of the year was born in the early morning hours, with a second appearing before noon. Neighbors are welcome to visit with the newborns.

Please join us for the Earth Day Fair on Thursday, April 26, in the WH Atrium from 11:30 to 1.  This year’s fair will include live raptors from the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education group as well as a DIY solar panel workshop. Learn more about the exhibits and other Earth Day activities at http://eshq.fnal.gov/atwork/earth/.

The Environmental Protection Group is looking for help from the kids of Fermilab employees with the design of this year’s Earth Day Fair poster.  We are looking for your kids that are 12 and under to put their artistic talents to use by creating a poster design that demonstrates what Earth Day means to them.  Designs should be made on a regular 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper, any color.  The kids are welcome to create their designs using… More »