In the pond…

An adolescent Mallard, looking similar to a female Mallard, swims in Lincoln Park’s South Pond. The dishoveled feathers reminded me of many a teen’s appearance. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Being host to two Red-Eared Slider Turtles during my science teaching days, I am always excited when I see wild turtles thriving in the waters. They live, like many reptiles, up to fifty years. So when I retired, they were reunited with their native habitat where they instantly left the ground and entered their new watery home as if they were home at last. I was happy for them. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Looking out on the South Pond setting were a couple of Barn Swallows. Most probably taking a break from their inflight insect hunting. Barn Swallows prefer open lands, making thier nests in manmade structures. On the other side of South Pond is Lincoln Park’s Zoo and barn where these perhaps nest. Read about them here. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg

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