Calumet Photographic Dispatches July 2012


Sun tea refreshes during the hot summertime temperatures.




7.13.12  Sand Ridge Nature Center

Jessica Canas, Ford Environmental Leadership Internship coordinator, investigates a Cecropia moth, or Hyalophora cecropia, along with the museum's 2012 summer interns.

7.12.12 Hegewisch Marsh, Photos by Ford Environmental Leadership Interns

A milkweed plant is host to a Tetraopes tetrophthalmus, commonly called a red milkweed beetle. The beetle gets its common name from the plant, whose toxins are incorporated into the beetle's body and offers a measure of protection from predators.

Many hands-on discoveries... among them a piece of slag, the waste material left behind after years of steelmaking in the region.

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