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  • Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum

    Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum
    The new exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is like a roll call of lost, or nearly lost, species: the passenger pigeon, the American bison, the black bear in Illinois, the Carolina parakeet.
  • The plight of the pelican

     The plight of the pelican
    Over the last several months, a young brown pelican's obsessive preening regimen has dominated the view from my office window at the Northern California wildlife hospital where I work. We don't name the patients we care for — if animals could talk,...

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist

    Tale of passenger pigeon extinction may have had natural twist
    One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo. She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...

    Summer Solstice Celebration sheds light on ecological problems

    Summer Solstice Celebration sheds light on ecological problems
    The summer solstice traditionally celebrates the warmth and bounty of the season on the longest day of the year. But the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (the public exhibition arm of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, founded in 1857), celebrates a few days...

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in the Florida Keys

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in the Florida Keys
    KEY WEST, Fla (Reuters) - The Florida Keys are the end of the road, where the legendary U.S. Route 1 stops for the ocean at mile zero, a classic American road trip. For many, it did end here, a place where ships crashed and wreckers saved sailors and...