I want to thank all of my Nature in Chicagoland readers for visiting my blog in 2017. I launched the blog last March not sure how many people would want to read about nature, but the number of visitors grew almost every month, with visitor and page views peaking last month. Not a bad way … Continue reading Goodbye 2017…Hello, 2018!
I’m breaking the rules today at Nature in Chicagoland. Normally, I only write about destinations within a day’s drive of Chicago, but unless you have some sort of secret Elon Musk-hypersonic-technology, Petra, Jordan, is definitely not a day trip from Chicago. It’s definitely not even a weekend trip from Chicago. For crying out loud, it’s … Continue reading Visiting the Rose City in Jordan
Looking for some indoor winter fun with the kids? If so, you should check out the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Wonderland Express. It’s an annual holiday extravaganza that features model trains journeying around and above dozens of Chicagoland’s major landmarks—from Wrigley Field and the Baha’i Temple, to Sears Tower and The Bean—all lovingly created with the … Continue reading All Aboard for Winter Fun at the Chicago Botanic Garden!: Model Trains, Chicago Landmark Miniatures, and Much More
Lake Michigan plays an integral role in the life of Chicagoans and other Midwesterners. Our beautiful lake, its sandy beaches, wildlife, and the sky above are an ever-changing collage of colors and motion: fiery orange and red sunrises and sunsets, crashing waves, migrating birds in the air and on its shores, and fish and other creatures … Continue reading Nature Photographer Discusses His Love of Lake Michigan and What We Can Do to Protect It