All photos taken in Hyde Park during the last couple of weeks. Baby raccoon video was taken in Indiana but a raccoon family was spotted in Jackson Park this past Saturday.
The next nature walk/ moon watch is this Sunday, August 10. We’ll meet at the east door of the Museum of Science of Industry at 6 pm for the nature walk and meet at the Field house on the Point for the moon watch at 7:30 (moon rises at 7:43).
I saw lots of herons on an evening walk including this great blue heron
black-crowned night heron
juvenile black-crowned night heron
double-crested cormorant having trouble swallowing a fish
young purple martin begging from a sibling
white-faced meadowhawk dragonfly
spotted sandpiper looking more grown up but no spots yet
very beautiful great blue heron
Museum of Science and Industry
green heron peeking out of nest
juvenile mallards with their mom
song sparrow singing
song sparrow showing off
monarch butterfly on coneflower