With initial clearing finished around the Twiggs Park overlook, the channel has once again come into view. During National Night Out yesterday evening, neighbors joined bird conservation expert Judy Pollock to see if they could spot one of the great blue herons that regularly use the channel. Within an hour or two, we had made a list of 15 species of birds. We also used the spotting scope to look at the moon rising in the east.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Robin Rue Simmons, Ward 5 alderwoman, has been an active supporter of the City of Evanston North Shore Channel Habitat Program.
— Wendy Pollock