The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is the perfect escape from the seemingly eternal Chicago winter. I'm embarrassed to admit that I've only performed at the museum for special events so never explored it's many wonders. I'm heading back soon to see the owl photographs of Jerry Goldner, and of course to spend more time with the birds and butterflies!
This final photo below was taken by photographer Peter Marzano just as the Australian wingbird landed on my camera! Peter takes some truly amazing dog portraits, by the way, so be sure to check out his portfolio.