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  • At the Brookfield Zoo, this pelican was a enjoying the warm day catching tadpoles for its dinner.

      At the Brookfield Zoo, this pelican was a enjoying the warm day catching tadpoles for its dinner.
    Susan Birr of Carpentersville

  • Sometimes you just need to take an old back country road. This time it was Pleasant Valley Road, just West of Route 47 in Woodstock.

      Sometimes you just need to take an old back country road. This time it was Pleasant Valley Road, just West of Route 47 in Woodstock.
    Marc Moxon of Woodstock

  • I took this photograph for my studio photography class at Naperville North High School. This photograph was taken at the Herrick Lake Forrest Preserve in 2010.

      I took this photograph for my studio photography class at Naperville North High School. This photograph was taken at the Herrick Lake Forrest Preserve in 2010.
    Anne Grzyb of Lisle

  • This was taken in our back yard as we were preparing our dinner on the grill. We noticed this baby robin resting on our angel statue.

      This was taken in our back yard as we were preparing our dinner on the grill. We noticed this baby robin resting on our angel statue.
    Sylvia Mosier of West Chicago

  • This picture was taken in my backyard in Glen Ellyn. This season a squirrel decided that my woodpecker birdhouse would make a perfect home for her family. It was about 90 degrees on May 19th and these two kids seemed to be just passing the day hanging out with each other on a lazy afternoon. I really liked the symmetry that their pose exhibited.

      This picture was taken in my backyard in Glen Ellyn. This season a squirrel decided that my woodpecker birdhouse would make a perfect home for her family. It was about 90 degrees on May 19th and these two kids seemed to be just passing the day hanging out with each other on a lazy afternoon. I really liked the symmetry that their pose exhibited.
    Mark Lawinger of Glen Ellyn

  • I took this picture of a Baltimore oriole at Freeman Kame in Northern Kane County. It was a cool May morning and the Oriole was just singing to it's heart's content. It made for a very enjoyable walk.

      I took this picture of a Baltimore oriole at Freeman Kame in Northern Kane County. It was a cool May morning and the Oriole was just singing to it's heart's content. It made for a very enjoyable walk.
    Bob Williams of Huntley

  • Ryder stares up as he plays on a farm in 2008 in Versailles, KY.

      Ryder stares up as he plays on a farm in 2008 in Versailles, KY.
    Mary Lovejoy of Lake Zurich

  • Water flows down the sides of the glass walls of the fountains near the Elk Grove Public Library last May.

      Water flows down the sides of the glass walls of the fountains near the Elk Grove Public Library last May.
    Caitlyn Schluep of Elk Grove Village

  • A photogenic frog poses in a pond in Delafield, WI.

      A photogenic frog poses in a pond in Delafield, WI.
    Kat Dickson of Grayslake

  • Bleeding Hearts flowers hang in a Hanover Park backyard on May 10 around 4 or 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Its name can tell a huge story of someone or something with a broken or bleeding heart surrounded by others suffering the same affliction.

      Bleeding Hearts flowers hang in a Hanover Park backyard on May 10 around 4 or 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Its name can tell a huge story of someone or something with a broken or bleeding heart surrounded by others suffering the same affliction.
    Alexis Teope of Hanover Park

  • A flower floats in a pond in a Lake Zurich garden last Sunday.

      A flower floats in a pond in a Lake Zurich garden last Sunday.
    Jessica Nelson of Lake Zurich

  • A foal follows her mother at the Quick Silver Ranch in Sovang, California during foaling season this year

      A foal follows her mother at the Quick Silver Ranch in Sovang, California during foaling season this year
    Roy Lobenhofer of Mount Prospect

 

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