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Jerry Van D.


Chicago, IL

Member since:

March 13, 2014

What is your favorite Chicago-area natural area?

Impossible to choose one! Here's a list of some I truly love: Caldwell woods, the Montrose point and Lincoln park bird sanctuaries, northerly island, Rogers and Hyde Park prairie restoration areas, Humboldt park lagoon's marshland restoration, etc.!

Have you participated in habitat restoration before? If so, what did you do?

I've planted prairie restoration areas and install native plants for clients as a freelance biking landscaper :)

What are your favorite outdoor activities?

Walking in places that few humans go, climbing ancient trees, diving into a lake or pond for the first time in late spring, meditating while in a wilderness area.


I love Mother Earth and believe flora, fauna, fungi and all forms of biota have as much right to live and thrive as humans do.

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