McHenry County Conservation District invites you to view “Endangered Beauty” a nature photography exhibit by award-winning photographer Carol Freeman, November 4–January 14 at Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Rt. 31 and Harts Rd., Ringwood. The exhibit is free and is open to the public Daily, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.; closed: November 23, 24, December 25, 26, January 1, 2. Carol Freeman spent three summers tracking down the federally and state-endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly. There’s only one little place where you can find this species in Illinois. She walked slowly or stood patiently on the only trail, hoping to glimpse the hovering wings of this rare and beautiful insect. One day a Hine’s emerald landed on a cattail after catching a meal, affording her the chance to capture its beauty with her camera. That photograph and those of many other Illinois threatened and endangered species are part of an amazing, unique and breathtaking exhibit, called Endangered Beauty.