Calumet Photos of the Month December 2011

Photographic dispatches of discoveries and happenings in the region


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.