Wild in the City: Chicagoland's Urban Ecology


Chicago Collections Consortium’s digital exhibit, Wild in the City: Chicagoland’s Urban Ecology, explores the interaction of urban and natural environments in the Chicago region from the 1850s onward by drawing on the archival collections of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Lincoln Park Zoo, and North Central College.

Begin with the introductory essay A Day in the Park or dive into an adventure by clicking on one of the cards below. Navigation among all the sections of the exhibit will be found at the bottom of each page. You can find a visualization of each essay and its subsections on the About the Exhibit page.

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