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Monday, October 24, 2011
It's Raining Rubies!
Starting at the time of last week’s rain, dozens of ruby-crowned kinglets have graced us with their presence at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Ruby-crowned kinglets get their name from the ruby-red spot on top of the male’s head. As they flit about in the prairie grasses, these adorable, tiny birds add another splash of red color to the brilliant palette already on display in the boardwalk’s fall foliage.
This is just one of many species of birds we're observing migrating through the site this fall. Rain or shine, migration is still in full swing at Nature Boardwalk. Come down to the boardwalk today to see what you can spot!
Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo
By transforming the South Pond into Nature Boardwalk, Lincoln Park Zoo has created an urban ecosystem in the heart of the city. Enjoy a virtual view as native plants and animals establish themselves in this rare refuge.
As Lincoln Park Zoo’s director of horticulture, Brian oversees the zoo’s gardens, from bud to bloom.
As coordinator of wildlife management, Mason chronicles the bugs, birds, fish, insects, mammals and more that make their homes at Nature Boardwalk.
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