Nature walk this Saturday at 6:30 — Meet at east door of Museum of Science and Industry!

All photos have been taken in Hyde Park (Chicago) during the past few weeks.

Time to get out and see all these flowering plants before the goldenrods and asters take over!    Nature walk is Saturday evening at 6:30.  We meet at the east door of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Beaver spotted swimming off music bridge (bridge on north side of bobolink meadow -look away from the boat harbor)

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rattlesnake master

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moon rise on our last moon watch

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photo darkened so you can easily see the rabbit in the moon.

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Lots of green darner dragonflies were at the blue moon watch

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silver-spotted skipper

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question mark butterfly on butterfly bush

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giant robber fly

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Can you find the green caterpillar in this photo?

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tall bellflower

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fire pink (oops, this is royal catchfly!, thanks aaron!) 

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We”ll sort out all the yellow look-alikes on the walk! Is this a black-eyed susan, a coneflower, a cup plant, a sunflower or something else?

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another yellow flower to sort out

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a primrose family member

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swamp milkweed

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jewelweed or spotted touch-me-not

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A new local! A deer, who has been spotted with 2 fawns

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cormorants enjoying the turtle habitat

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black-capped chickadee

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juvenile spotted sandpipers

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monarch on butterfly bush

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crabapple with cedar apple rust

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elderberry berries

Hyde Park Wildlife Calendars (extra calendars available for FREE for local teachers)

The second calendar, “Wildlife in Chicago Parks”  is the one available for FREE for local teachers.

Order button at this website:

http://www.naturalhistorychicago.com/

Hyde Park Wildlife— all photos taken in Jackson Park

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Wildlife in Chicago Parks  – all but one photo taken in Hyde Park

some unusual shots, other silly shots.

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Cape Cod Wildlife Calendar also available

2014 Hyde Park Wildlife Calendar is now available

You can buy it at Hyde Park Produce, 55th and Cornell or online at  http://www.naturalhistorychicago.com

All photos were taken in Hyde Park

Here is a preview of the photos included:

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This photo was taken on the June nature walk

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This is the black-crowned night heron who hung around in the Osaka Garden all summer

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Size comparisons

Canada goose (25-45 inches), american coot (15.5 inches) and northern shoveler (19 inches)

Canada goose (25-45 inches), american coot (15.5 inches) and northern shoveler (19 inches)

female mallard (23 inches) and beaver (32-47 inches with tail)

female mallard (23 inches) and beaver (32-47 inches with tail)

american crow (17.5 inches and great horned owl (22 inches)

american crow (17.5 inches and great horned owl (22 inches)

american crow (17.5 inches) and great horned owl (22 inches)

american crow (17.5 inches) and great horned owl (22 inches)

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great horned owl (22 inches, length- 44 inches, wing span)

great horned owl (22 inches, length- 44 inches, wing span)

mallard (23 inches) and Canada Goose (25-45 inches)

mallard (23 inches) and Canada Goose (25-45 inches)

mallard (23 inches) and Canada Goose (25-45 inches)

mallard (23 inches) and Canada Goose (25-45 inches)