All these of photos were taken in the Hyde Park area during the last couple of weeks. Feel free to join us on a nature walk/moon watch tonight at 6 pm. We will start at the east entrance of the Museum of Science and Industry.
red spotted purple butterfly
bunny at 47th Street and Cornell
indigo bunting eating grass seeds
white underwing moth– forewing pattern provides camouflage IF the moth is resting on a birch tree
sundog- bright spots in the sky caused by refraction of sunlight by tiny ice crystals
juvenile double crested cormorant-The feather structure of cormorants decreases buoyancy so they are better able to catch fish underwater. This feather structure also makes their feathers less waterproof than other water birds’ feathers and so they spread their wings to help them dry faster.
juvenile black-crowned night heron
purple martins lining up– thinking of heading south?