UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Alumni Association
Urban Nature Day
June 28, 2003
North Park Village Nature Center, Chicago, Illinois

Alumni and their families gathered at the North Park Village Nature Center to learn about ways we can appreciate nature, even in the midst of an urban area. Topics for the day included gardening with prairie plants and composting, and after lunch we were treated to a tour and learned about the history of the site. The day was fun for adults and children, and we hope that our alumni will continue to spread the word about this scenic gem in the heart of the city.

This program was made possible through the generosity of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and we are grateful for their support and encouragement.

Tour guide Drew talks about wetland plants

In-home composting with worms!

The story-telling tree 

Bee houses

A painted turtle suns itself on a log

A turtle prepares to lay eggs in the mud

Milkweed in bloom

A red-winged blackbird guards its territory

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