November 29, 2016
“Birders who use the bird-tracking tool eBird recently documented the 250th bird species to be found at Northerly Island, which was reopened to the public in September 2015 after a series of natural enhancements. The added features include wetlands and grasslands, plus the introduction of thousands of trees and shrubs.”
This important habitat also serves a crucial role in preventing birds from striking McCormick Place.
“Designed by landscape architects SmithGroupJJR with Studio Gang Architects, and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the new Northerly Island parkland will offer a taste of the habitats, from ponds to marshes to prairies to savannas, that existed before development overran the Chicago area.”