Some of my photographs can be seen in the Spring Creek Wild! 2016
This calendar features photographs of wildlife around Spring Creek as it flows through
Spring Creek Natural Area, Sherrill Park, Springpark, and Spring Creek Forest Preserve.
The following wild creatures are included: Barred Owl adult and chick, Great Horned Owl and
chick, Bobcat, Coyotes, Green Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk adult
and chicks, Red-tailed Hawk, and Great Blue Heron. The calendar is printed on premium
photo paper using a professional printer. It is a great way to show off to family and friends the
beautiful, wild creatures who share our neighborhood.
The front cover shows a Barred Owl juvenile who had just retrieved a food pellet dropped earlier
by its Dad who is watching from a tree to the right of the scene. This photo shows some of the
teaching owl parents give their offspring. It takes much longer for juvenile owls to learn everything
they need to know about how to be an owl than the time hawks spend with their chicks.
The January photo shows a pair of coyotes in Sherrill Park golf course on a snowy day last winter.