In the 1950s, peregrine falcons were going extinct throughout North America. But peregrines are back! And these extraordinary cliff-dwelling birds now make their home in Chicago’s Loop and neighborhoods—sometimes literally right outside people’s windows.
Experience the superb watercolor paintings of The Field’s artist-in-residence Peggy Macnamara, who portrays how Chicago’s architecture has enabled peregrines to survive and thrive. Learn about the decades-long research and hard-won successes of The Field’s Mary Hennen to save peregrines, and how citizen scientists were crucial to the effort.
This exhibition is organized by The Field Museum.
Image © Peggy Macnamara