WHO do you have to lose?

Jackson Park along with Montrose Beach are premier nature areas in Chicago.  Adding pro-golf courses, music venues or making the area into a Millennial Park South is going to disrupt our natural  area and we will lose many of the beautiful creatures that inhabit Hyde Park along with us.  I am not against the Obama Library.  I just would love to have it built on an area that is currently concrete so we can have BOTH a Millennial Park South and a wonderful, beautiful natural site used by many humans and other creatures I have photographed wildlife in  Hyde Park for a number of years.  I started making calendars in 2012.  Here are the photos from the 2012 calendar.  I will post another calendar next week. You can leave comments about how you use Jackson Park on the website:  http://www.savethisspace.com or tag a photo you take of yourself and friends @jacksonparkusers.

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This red-tailed hawk photo was taken in Jackson Park on 12/21/10

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This beaver photo was taken in Jackson Park on 12/29/10

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This hooded merganser photo was taken in Jackson Park on 3/3/10

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The coyote photo on the left was taken in Jackson Park on 12/3/11

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This raccoon photo was taken in Jackson Park on 5/11/09

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This black-crowned heron in a mulberry tree was taken in Jackson Park on 6/4/10.

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This indigo bunting photo was taken in Burnham Nature Sanctuary on 7/13/09

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Clockwise from bottom left:  Tiger swallowtail on milkweed, Red-spotted purples on coneflower, Black swallowtail on clover and Buckeye. 

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Ramp used to rescue animals stuck in a human-made concrete basin:  beaver, turtle and ducklings. 

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These great blue heron photos were taken in Jackson Park in September and October 2009

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Cardinal in burning bush photo was taken in Jackson Park on 11/12/11

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This monk parakeet (quaker parrot) photo was taken in Jackson Park on 12/8/10

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The great blue heron photo was taken in Jackson Park on 9/20/11.

 

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