Asters dominate in autumn… Pamela Breitberg 2 years ago White and Purple Asters dominate the prairielands adjacent to Montrose Harbor. This prairie environment is recognized as one of several migratory bird sanctuaries in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Walking through a large prairie area in the heart of Chicago renews my soul and optimism every time I visit. Thank you Chicago for your care for both wildlife and persons. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg Planners kindly included pathways through the migratory bird sanctuary at Montrose Harbor. Coopyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg Native Purple Asters keep color in the prairie while most native perennials have gone to seed. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg White Asters with some Purple Asters in the background seem quite happy in this established prairie habitat. I have named specifically the species of these Asters as there are quite a few natives to Illinois. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg Yes, Chicago is more than concrete and skyscrapers. Copyright 2020 Pamela Breitberg Share this:Print RelatedNot just for the birds…October 6, 2020In "Birds"Summer’s last blooms on the prairie…September 14, 2022In "Garden"A more positive name…October 7, 2020In "Chicago"