Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Peregrine Falcons Nest at the Evanston Library

Ms. Slay, Room 110, just clued me in on this one.

Nona and Squawker, PeregrineFalcons, have been coming back each spring to nest at the Evanston Library for the past four years. As many of you know Evanston is located just to the north of Chicago.
What's even more exciting is that they have four hatchlings. View the cam and read more about them below.

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From the City of Evanston  Below you can read about the names of the new baby Falcons.
Wilbur – named after Wilbur, the runt pig in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. The runt of the litter, Wilbur is saved from a terrible fate by his friend Charlotte the spider.
Lincoln – named after Abraham Lincoln, born in Illinois and our 16th president. He led the nation through Civil War and brought an end to slavery in the United States.

Dewey – named after Melvil Dewey, American librarian and reformer. Dewey established the Dewey decimal system of classifying books and played a prominent role in developing professional institutions for librarians.

Rosalind – the central character of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Some critics call Rosalind one of the most complex, fully realized Shakespearean characters. As an added bonus, there is a falcon reference in As You Like It (Act 3, Scene 3 - Touchstone: “As the ox hath his bow, sir, the horse his curb and the falcon her bells, so man hath his desires; and as pigeons bill, so wedlock would be nibbling”)."
You can read more about them here.  Thanks Ms. Slay!

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