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Endangered black-crowned night-herons nest at Lincoln Park Zoo

Endangered black-crowned night-herons nest at Lincoln Park Zoo

Black-crowned night-herons prefer secluded wetlands to build their nests of twigs and sticks to raise young. Due to loss of habitat and other reasons, the black-crowned night-heron is listed as endangered in Illinois. But there's one place the state-endangered bird has found to nest that's a little more out in...

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"Endangered Beauty" Book launch CANCELLED

October 6, 2019 at The Grove Folk Fest, Glenview, IL

“Endangered Beauty,” will serve as a companion book to the exhibit by the same name that was shown at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods and the McHenry County Conservation Area. The book will include many more photos than it was possible to show at the exhibit. Freeman, an award-winning photographer, spent many years working on the project to document the rarest of the rare in Illinois.


Freeman is founder of Team Green Environmental Network, a 501c3 organization dedicated to environmental education. For more information, call 847-404-8508 or visit