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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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  • Notebaert's natural look at food, plow to plate

    Notebaert's natural look at food, plow to plate
    The camera hovers inches above the lush tallgrass, the shot panning past the gold prairie that sways to the wind. This pastoral video imagery, projected on walls at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, represents time zero in the exhibit's narrative. We are...
  • From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction

    From billions to zero: Story of pigeon extinction
    Three pigeons were sharing what was left of a piece of pizza that was lying on the sidewalk on East 53rd Street near Woodlawn Avenue on Tuesday morning, between the hours we human beings usually eat breakfast and lunch. No one walking past or around the...
  • Review: 'A Feathered River Across the Sky' by Joel Greenberg

    Review: 'A Feathered River Across the Sky' by Joel Greenberg
    On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • Learn to speak outdoorsian at the Notebaert

     Learn to speak outdoorsian at the Notebaert
    Here's my favorite "nature deficit disorder" story: Years ago, my non-outdoorsy boyfriend and I planned a little camping trip, reserving a campsite online at a Wisconsin state park. We got a late start and pulled into the ranger station just as evening...
  • 21 reasons to leave the house

    21 reasons to leave the house
    It's 2 degrees outside, and just the thought of wrestling into 17 layers of wool -- plus parka -- saps your will to live. But you've seen every episode of "Boardwalk Empire"(twice), your rations of last week's chili are depleted and restless leg...
  • Scoping out the tide of birds

     Scoping out the tide of birds
    The first thing Ron Skleney did was tamp down our expectations. Yes, birds were on the wing, migrating our way in force. Skleney, naturalist at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn, showed our bird walk group the radar map that proved it....
  • Executive profile: Deborah Lahey

    Executive profile: Deborah Lahey
    In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands. She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
  • Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home

    Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home
    Nine female Blanding’s turtles were placed near the shoreline of a pond in a private section of Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday morning. Some required a little help to find their new watery home while others immediately began to shuffle their way into...
  • Ideas for Lake Shore Drive redesign?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Citing outdated infrastructure and accident-prone sections of roadway, city and state officials are planning a redesign of North Lake Shore Drive. The project, explained thoroughly in this piece by Tribune transportation reporter Jon...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...