We Met in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Our campsites adjoining,the sounds of Nakai flutes a few tents away,hours after honking birdsgrazed the canyon’s scalp at sunset. We exchanged firewood theft technology. I said: "sneak in once they leave, grab as much as you can carry, charred logs burn faster"; talked Oregon; argued William Least Heat Moon and Kansas; discussed lost loves and … Continue reading We Met in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Batwatching Near White City, New Mexico

BY ANDREW MORKES, FOUNDER OF NATURE IN CHICAGOLAND To catch the batswe raced the drooping sunrocketing away fromgas stations and strip malls, windingup the wrinkled mountainside,past cactithat glittered like organicjewels in the waning light. Copyright Andrew Morkes Reaching the orange-dappled summit,we merged into rattlesnake-wary crowds. Copyright Peter Jones/NPS Flickering specks burstfrom the shadowed cavern. Copyright … Continue reading Batwatching Near White City, New Mexico

The 7 Most-Popular Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in June 2019

An excellent destination if you're tired of the flat, boring topography of most of Chicagoland More than 200 Native American burial mounds in what many consider to be one of the most beautiful areas of the Upper Mississippi River Valley A beautiful nature area with easy trails, a nature center with live animals and a … Continue reading The 7 Most-Popular Stories at Nature in Chicagoland in June 2019