Counting Cranes

Have you seen the Sandhills yet this spring? Or more likely, have you heard them and their tell-tale tremolo? Few animals signal the change of seasons more decisively than these graceful birds. One day I counted 260 in four different flocks heading northwest over River Forest. They were probably moving up from the wildlife preservesContinue reading “Counting Cranes”

The Neighborhood Naturalist

Indigo bunting/Passerina cyanea (Image source: Roberta Appleby) With this feature, we look forward to sharing photographs taken in and around River Forest which document the rich variety of wildlife that live around us. Some species, such as the Indigo bunting pictured above, are seasonal visitors, arriving here in the spring to breed in the woodlandsContinue reading “The Neighborhood Naturalist”