All of these photos were taken during the last couple of weeks in Hyde Park (Chicago)
We’ve got 3 nature walks on Thursday July 2:
12:30 at Burnham Prairie, 47th and Cornell, stroller and wheelchair friendly, parking $1.75 6:30 pm, meet at east door of Museum of Science and Industry-we’ll move cars to free lot before we start the walk
8:30 pm, meet at the Point, underpass at 55th and Lake Shore Drive, to watch the moon rise over Lake Michigan
To see some ducklings climbing up our make-shift ramp to escape from the 59th Street harbor, click on the link below:
We think these were the trapped ducklings who are now happily living in the Jackson Park lagoon.
tandem pair of green darner dragonflies. These dragonflies migrate in the fall like so many of our songbirds do.
white-spotted tussock moth
Lots of indigo buntings at Burnham Prairie (47th and Cornell). Come see them on our nature walk on Thursday July 2 at 12:30.
butterfly weed, another milkweed plant with some unopened buds
Baltimore oriole in her nest
Another photo of baltimore oriole tending her nest
deer hoof print in bobolink meadow?
Our goslings are now teen-agers
The goslings sleeping in a pile.
red-spotted purple butterfly
Three photos of the same great blue heron. Here he is very tall.
very short here
and in between
Video of spotted sandpiper (this bird nests in Hyde Park)
Spotted sandpiper is easy to identify because it wiggles its bottom and it is spotted but it only has the spots in the breeding season, see video above.
question mark butterfly
The underside of the hind wings of the question mark butterfly has a dot and a curved line that sometimes, although not in this case, looks like a question mark. If the two marks are connected, then you have an eastern comma butterfly
Burnham prairie at 47th and Cornell