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.
This red-tailed hawk photo was taken in Jackson Park on 12/21/10
This beaver photo was taken in Jackson Park on 12/29/10
This hooded merganser photo was taken in Jackson Park on 3/3/10
The coyote photo on the left was taken in Jackson Park on 12/3/11
This raccoon photo was taken in Jackson Park on 5/11/09
This black-crowned heron in a mulberry tree was taken in Jackson Park on 6/4/10.
This indigo bunting photo was taken in Burnham Nature Sanctuary on 7/13/09
Clockwise from bottom left: Tiger swallowtail on milkweed, Red-spotted purples on coneflower, Black swallowtail on clover and Buckeye.
Ramp used to rescue animals stuck in a human-made concrete basin: beaver, turtle and ducklings.
These great blue heron photos were taken in Jackson Park in September and October 2009
Cardinal in burning bush photo was taken in Jackson Park on 11/12/11
This monk parakeet (quaker parrot) photo was taken in Jackson Park on 12/8/10
The great blue heron photo was taken in Jackson Park on 9/20/11.