Calumet Photographic Dispatches March 2012

What a difference a month makes, especially when an unprecedented heat wave mid-March means many signs of spring are arriving earlier than ever.


Rattlesnake master, with small spines evident along its margins, emerges for the growing season.

Abundant in wet prairies around Chicago, it's no wonder we discovered (and smelled the garlic scent) of nodding onions underfoot near the prairie at Beaubien Woods.


Over 20 Calumet Stewardship Inititiave Volunteers participate in a stewardship training series, and list reasons why they volunteer and give back to their community.


The Nature Conservancy volunteers and staff successfully complete a prescription burn of a section of Indian Boundary Prairies.


Ornithologist Doug Stotz leads birdwatchers at Northerly Island as a part of the Calumet Outdoors Series.


Mighty Acorns students head out to Beaubien Woods to explore and learn.


Pullman beekeepers tend to their hives at the Pullman State Historic Site.


Calumet Oaks leafing out.