All photos taken in Hyde Park (Chicago) during the last two weeks. Children’s Nature Walks will meet on Wednesday July 6 at Burnham Nature Sanctuary (47th and Cornell) at 9:30 am and 6:15 pm
All photos have been taken in Hyde Park (Chicago) during the last two weeks
We’ll meet at 9:30 am and 600 pm at Burnham Nature Sanctuary (47th and Cornell) on the 4th of July. Stroller and wheelchair friendly. Children’s nature walk being planned for Wednesday July 6. Let me know the best time and I’ll schedule it
If you’d like to join us on the 2nd longest day of the year, moonrise is at 9:21 so we will meet at the Field House on the Point at 9:15. If driving, you can park in the lot at 55th Street and LSD and then walk through the underpass. Weather is predicted to be clear but if sky is completely clouded over, we won’t meet.
Nature walk- Meet at 7pm at golf range driving parking lot. If driving south on LSD, exit to the right at 63rd Street (Hayes) and take the first right turn into the parking lot. Drive through the parking lot until you get to the golf range and park there.
Meet at the Fieldhouse on the Point at 8:20 for the 8:33 moonrise. The underpass to the Point is at 55th and LSD. There is also a parking lot there.
These photos and videos were taken during the past 2 weeks in Hyde Park (Chicago).
Nature walk on June 20 starting at 7 pm, meeting point will be decided closer to the day of the walk. Check back here, reminder email will be sent to subscribers. The moon watchers will meet at The Point at 8:15 for an 8:33 moon rise. Use the underpass at 55th and LSD to get to the Point. We’ll meet at the lake near the Field House.
Below is the famous catbird call. You have to listen carefully because of the background bird song and traffic:
All of these photos have been taken in the Hyde Park area during the last two weeks. The 9:30 Sunday morning nature walk will meet at the Golf Driving Range. If you are driving south on LSD, exit on Hayes (63rd) and take the first right turn and keep driving until you reach the golf driving range building. The 6:30 Sunday evening nature walk will meet at Burnham Prairie Nature Sanctuary at 47th and Cornell. Most of the nature walk at Burnham Prairie will be on a stroller and wheelchair friendly surface. All Welcome!
Meeting: Tuesday May 31, at La Rabida, 6501 S Promontory, 6-8 pm. Let me know if you can give others a lift or if you need a ride.
The map below was made after studying the Project 120 website. Here are the webpages on the project 120 website. All of the red type on the map below will be removed or relocated if the project 120 plans are approved.
All photos were taken during the last two weeks in Hyde Park (Chicago).
IMPORTANT MEETING ABOUT FUTURE OF JACKSON PARK THIS TUESDAY MAY 31, 6-8 pm AT LA RABIDA, 6501 S Promontory Drive Project 120 is promoting habitat destruction in Jackson Park. This meeting is a great opportunity to let Leslie Hairston know that there are LOTS of us who want to preserve habitat for wildlife and humans. If you agree with the above statement, YOUR PRESENCE AT THIS MEETING IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! Let me know if you can offer rides or if you need a ride. I’d be happy to pay someone to offer childcare.
Next nature walks on the new moon, Sunday June 5 at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm. Look for another announcement near date of walks for location and possible rescheduling if rain is predicted.
Nestling crows about to fledge.
Saturday May 21
Nature walks–8-9:30 am and 9:30-10:30 am
Meet at Burnham Nature Sanctuary , 47th and Cornell– most of walk will be on stroller/wheelchair friendly path
Meet at The Point at 7:45 pm for a 7:59 pm moon rise. Go as far east as you can on 55th Street and then walk through the underpass to get to the Point. We meet near the field house.
All these photos/videos were taken during the last 2 weeks in Hyde Park (Chicago). I saw scarlet tanager, blue jay, rose-breasted grosbeak, song sparrow, chickadee, baltimore oriole, indigo bunting and american goldfinch at 47th Street and Cornell this morning. Morning is the best time to go out but many of the above birds sing/call all day so you can track them down if you go out in the afternoon. See song mp3s at end of post.
Both these videos were taken at the Burnham Park Nature Area (47th and Cornell) The Indigo buntings often sing in the trees right near the parking lot. The Scarlet tanager was walking along the path.
Next Nature walk/Moon watch is Saturday May 21st. Two nature walks take place at 8 am and 9:30 am. Meeting locations will be determined later this week. Moon watch will meet on the Point at 7:45 pm for a 7:59 pm moonrise.
Here are some of the songs/calls I heard at 47th and Cornell today. If you go and listen, it will help you find and see the following birds: baltimore oriole, chimney swift, grey catbird, indigo bunting, blue jay, american goldfinch, blue-gray gnatcatcher, red-winged blackbird and black-capped chickadee. But don’t delay! Most of these birds will nest here but some are just passing through (blue jay) and there are lot more of some of them right now (grey catbird) than there will be later in the summer.