Calumet Photos of the Month December 2011

12/6/11

Bill Smith, CIMBY teacher, wields loppers in order to remove invasive plants and help make Hegewisch Marsh more beautiful.

12/21/11   Beaubien Woods

Most interesting find of the day: a mouse pierced by the thorn of a small hawthorne tree- perhaps a cache of food from a northern shrike, a bird that winters in the Chicago region and that is known to impale its prey on a sharp projection.

ECCo staff celebrate the coming winter solstice by doing ecological restoration and enjoying the warmth and light of a brushpile burn.

Learn how to get in involved and take care of nature in your own backyard, even in the winter.