Natures Notes - July 2011

May 27, 2011 -

The temperature at 5:00 AM is 43 degrees.  Wait - this is the Friday before Memorial Day, right?  It's unseasonably cool but that's just fine as it will keep the mosquitoes at bay.

In a remote corner of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, near Argonne National Laboratory, is a bird banding site where district ecologists have been banding birds since 2007.

MAPS stands for Monitoring Avian Populations and Survivorship and is a continent-wide bird monitoring program maintained by the Institute for Bird Populations in Point Reyes, California.  Wildlife Ecologist...

Image of Magnolia Warbler - Courtesy of Mike Shimer Photography