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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Wildlife sightings at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo slow down in winter, but the zoo's urban wildlife biologists still survey the site daily...and make some interesting finds. Here are a couple highlights shared by Coordinator of Wildlife Management Mason Fidino.
A coyote track on the snow in early February. It's not the first time coyotes have been spotted at Nature Boardwalk.
A black-crowned night heron swoops over the pond. Most herons migrate away, but a few have been spotted overwintering at the pond in recent years.
A zoo camera trap spots a sora. These secretive water birds are tough to spot, but one was IDed at Nature Boardwalk back in May.
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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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