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

Mostly herons and butterflies

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).

 

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cone flower

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I saw lots of herons on an evening walk including this great blue heron

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black-crowned night heron

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juvenile black-crowned night heron

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double-crested cormorant having trouble swallowing a fish

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young purple martin begging from a sibling

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white-faced meadowhawk dragonfly

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spotted sandpiper looking more grown up but no spots yet

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very beautiful great blue heron

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Museum of Science and Industry

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green heron peeking out of nest

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juvenile mallards with their mom

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song sparrow singing

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song sparrow showing off

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tiger swallowtail

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monarch butterfly on coneflower