There’s a surprising amount of wildlife and greenery in Chicago. The first time I saw a blue heron I was getting off the train “What is that? It looks like a pterodactyl.” It wasn’t, but there are coyotes, skunks, possums and all sorts of birds. Once I read a story in the New York Times about a possum. It wasn’t doing anything in particular, just walking on some expensive real estate. Someone saw a possum in New York and it was in The Times. It featured a cute picture of the possum, much cuter than when you’re walking at night and a giant pale rat-thing is staring at you from a gangway.
It’s amazing to me that these pictures were taken from busy streets and alleyways in the middle of the city.
It snowed today, but soon the green will be back
I have yet to get a half-way decent picture of a cardinal or the elusive black squirrel, but these guys are everywhere and they’re huge and know no one’s going to screw with them, so they just go about their business.