There is no better place to experience the beauty of nature and its creatures in the heart of bustling Chicago than North Pond Nature Sanctuary. It is a peaceful home for flocks of geese (and their goslings) and ducks (and their ducklings, along with a variety of extraordinary wading and diving birds, and songbirds; plenty of small animals such as turtles, squirrels and rabbits; and beautiful flora, attended by busy pollinators. It is my Walden in Chicago. And I am extraordinarily pleased that the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum — located on the southeast corner of the pond, a short walk from Lake Michigan and the Lincoln Park Zoo — has invited me to present my nature photography for six months in 2021. The Pond is a place of serenity, so I will use an economy of words below.

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