North Pond, June 13, 2018
Chicago’s North Pond is described by the Chicago Park District as a “natural area, located within Lincoln Park, a 12.5 acres of native aquatic and upland prairie habitat. Originally, this site was a scrub oak sand dune, which eventually became a dumping ground before it was converted into the natural area it is today.”
As part of the natural flyway of migratory birds, this is an incredible place to bird watch where sometimes exotic species would come by and rest. I always come here during the spring migration, to look at the wood ducks that come in some time in March or April and various other water fowls that I haven’t seen before. There is also a resident blue heron, several green herons and many black-crowned night herons that make this pond their summer home. And during winter, swans come in, together with red heads, mergansers, grebes and other diving ducks populate the sometimes frozen pond,
The view of the city arising from the trees is breath taking, whatever the season is.