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The Indian Creek Woods marsh is teeming with amphibious pond life. Shown in a single handful is a plains leopard frog, adolescent tadpole and two freshwater snails. Photo: Drew Schmitt, nature, wildlife, animal, reptile, amphibian, frog, snail, tadpole

The Indian Creek Woods marsh is teeming with amphibious pond life. Shown in a single handful is a plains leopard frog, adolescent tadpole and two freshwater snails.

Rescue hawk

Throwback to a few years ago: At the Fermilab rail head, a red-tailed hawk was found by Tom Miller suffering from a bad wing, rendering it unable to fly. Jim Kalina took the hawk to the vet for help with its injuries. nature, wildlife, animal, bird, hawk, red-tailed hawk Photo: Byron Wagner

At the Fermilab rail head, a red-tailed hawk suffers a bad wing, rendering it unable to fly. Roads and Grounds took the hawk to the vet for help with its injuries.

A lone, vibrant chicory flower (Cichorium intybus) sprouts from the gravel road in the Main Ring. The flower was originally native to Europe, but we're not complaining they found their way to Fermilab. nature, flower, plant, chicory Photo: Charles Kerby

A lone, vibrant chicory flower (Cichorium intybus) sprouts from the gravel road in the Main Ring. The flower was originally native to Europe, but we’re not complaining they found their way to Fermilab.