All of these photos were taken in Hyde Park (Chicago) during the last few weeks, unless otherwise noted.
All photos taken in the Hyde Park (Chicago) area during the last few weeks unless noted otherwise.
These photos were mostly taken in the area around 63rd and Hayes: Hayes beach, the inner harbor, the outer harbor and La Rabida
This video shows some serious courtship moves of 4 male mergansers. The female is sitting on a piece of ice
Here are a couple links to articles defending non-native species. Perhaps we’ve gone overboard when we consider that all non-native species are bad for the environment and must be removed.
All photos were taken in Hyde Park (Chicago) during the last few weeks. Habitat destruction at Wooded Isle photos are at the end of this post
Female red-breasted merganser with a few white-winged scoters
Beyond the screen of your laptop and your smartphone, nature is alive and well! Come enjoy!
Jane Masterson is a local photographer and Hyde Park Nature Walk guide. When she was an adjunct college professor, her students observed plants and birds, collected data and tested hypotheses to try to answer questions such as why some plants bloomed earlier than others and why woodpeckers migrated through before orioles. And while she no longer teaches at the college level, Jane still enjoys encouraging others to explore the Chicago wilderness. She promises, no quizzes! Whether you’d just like to look at the photos of Hyde Park wildlife on this blog or want to come out for a Nature Walk, Welcome!
Next Nature Walk:
Moon watch and Nature walks on hold for now.
Interested in helping save Hyde Park’s wild spots: habitat for our local wildlife and migrating birds may be replaced by a music venue and concession stand unless you speak up. Want to help prevent this? Check out savethisspace.com and sign up for emails from jacksonparkwatch.com
Contact us with any questions or to discuss setting up a time for a Nature Walk. Feel free to call (773 – 502 – 3159) or to fill out the form below:
The second calendar, “Wildlife in Chicago Parks” is the one available for FREE for local teachers.
Order button at this website:
Hyde Park Wildlife— all photos taken in Jackson Park
Wildlife in Chicago Parks – all but one photo taken in Hyde Park
some unusual shots, other silly shots.
Cape Cod Wildlife Calendar also available
All these photos were taken in Hyde Park during the last couple of weeks except when noted.