Nature News

Number of snowy days this week: 3
What is the air temperature right now in Fahrenheit?: 27
How was the weather this week?:

I began my travels in December, a chilly time of year in Chicago which made me extra excited to go to sunny Mexico! Chicago sits on one of the Great Lakes, which sometimes creates a microclimate that makes our weather unique from the rest of the state of Illinois. Does anyone know how many Great Lakes there are and what they are called?

What animals did I see this week? :

The most important animal to me in Chicago is Sophie, my dog! She's a Havanese terrier who loves the snow. I knew I would miss her, but I wasn't able to bring her on my travels to Oaxaca.

What was the coolest thing I saw in nature this week?:

Part of what makes me excited to travel to new places is the opportunity to learn about plants. I run a vegetable farm in Chicago so I'm always on the lookout for vegetables and fruits that are unfamiliar to me. The week before I left for Mexico, I checked on my farm and found many interesting seed pods waiting for spring.