Animal Neighbors


“Well, that museum is great for kids, but have you checked out the little baby ducks in the Botany Pond yet?”

While researching Chicago neighborhoods to create a children’s book of maps, I received this well-meaning advice but chalked it up to a fellow animal lover with a soft spot for our furry and winged neighbors.

But it kept happening in other neighborhoods throughout the city.

In Rogers Park, two longtime residents showed me the Dune Restoration Project, where native pollinators have returned to do the work that was undone through years of human development along the lakeshore.

Lincoln Park residents wanted me to…


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