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Red-eared slider Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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greglandgraf

Date

April 8, 2014 03:25 PM CDT

Description

Not an unusual sighting, but hopefully of phenological value; these and others I saw were the first turtles I saw basking this year.

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Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator

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elfaulkner

Date

March 28, 2014 04:44 PM CDT

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American coot Fulica americana

Observer

elfaulkner

Date

March 28, 2014 04:43 PM CDT

Description

The two dark ones on the left...

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Herring Gull Larus argentatus

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bbunny

Date

August 12, 2007

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bouteloua

Date

March 9, 2014 11:57 AM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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bouteloua

Date

March 9, 2014 11:56 AM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

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greglandgraf

Date

March 5, 2014 03:07 PM CST

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greglandgraf

Date

March 5, 2014 03:03 PM CST

Description

Possibly a red-tailed hawk? It was eating an animal along a walking path; it looked like a small dead bird, but I didn't get close enough to see clearly.

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kk47herz

Date

February 25, 2014 06:52 AM CST

Description

Looking out the fifth floor, north-facing windows of Northwestern Hospital's Galter Building I spotted this nest. It's on a ledge that is about 1.5x1.5 feet. Crow?

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Cottonwoods Genus Populus

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bouteloua

Date

January 20, 2014

Description

Leaf on right: deltoides
Leaf on left: ?same?

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cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii

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elfaulkner

Date

November 29, 2013 03:00 PM CST

Description

Likely a juvenile, white chest with black/dark brown mottles. Was perched in schoolyard tree eating a pigeon, then dropped it (next observation). Smooth gray back, streamlined body.

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Silver-haired Bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) Lasionycteris noctivagans

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bog_marsh

Date

September 8, 2008

Description

Unknown species of bat found dead on sidewalk outside of the Natural History museum in Chicago.

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natgeosean

Date

August 11, 2013 07:27 PM EDT

Description

In an empty urban lot

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Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:43 PM CDT

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Large Milkweed Bug Oncopeltus fasciatus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:45 PM CDT

Description

Big freshly-molted ones near the bottom, with discarded skins hanging under the leaves.

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Milkweed Aphid Aphis nerii

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:44 PM CDT

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:45 PM CDT

Description

On Butterfly Milkweed.

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rough blazingstar Liatris aspera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:47 PM CDT

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:47 PM CDT

Description

On Liatris.

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Spiders Order Araneae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:48 PM CDT

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Spiders Order Araneae

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:51 PM CDT

Description

This structure was a major spiderfest.

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Purple giant hyssop Agastache scrophulariifolia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:55 PM CDT

Description

With mating Large Milkweed Bugs.

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Grasshoppers Suborder Caelifera

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:56 PM CDT

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Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:08 PM CDT

Description

Wild ducks on a zoo pond.

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:08 PM CDT

Description

And a Mallard on the right. Wild ducks in a zoo pond. A good number in the pond and on the lawn.

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Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:10 PM CDT

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Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

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sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:22 PM CDT

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Eastern Cottontail Sylvilagus floridanus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:29 PM CDT

Description

Wee little bunny.

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Great Black Wasp Sphex pensylvanicus

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

August 29, 2013 03:30 PM CDT

Description

Big shiny wasps really liked these white flowers.

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Rock Dove Columba livia

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

September 4, 2013 10:55 AM CDT

Description

Sunning.