22. Wolf Lake’s William W. Powers Conservation Area


Wolf Lake’s William W. Powers Conservation Area, 126th Street and Avenue O
&

Wolf Lake’s Hammond, Indiana, Memorial Park, 2324 Calumet Avenue

Powers “is one of the city’s richest and largest natural areas.” (Chicago Habitat Directory 2005, p. 127)

Its 580 acres include a natural lake with a launch area for boats and canoes, 26 different species of fish,” 123 bird species, and rare varieties of sedges and orchids.

During the Field Museum’s Calumet Initiative 24-hour Bio-blitz in 2002, more than 2,200 different species of life forms were identified at Wolf Lake and related natural sites.

On the lake’s Indiana side, iceboat sailing was once a great winter sport.  Today, ice fishing and duck hunting are more likely.  Summer sports include windsurfing, with some of the most ideal conditions in the country.


VIDEO LINKS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DPAR8Dq9oM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMGJZrYcvnE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjCxadQouhU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcm4olhzOpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyL5iWPfgjA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Xv2wZmBuQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YAYi3SkKC0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9nWjQhA-84

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrXE7Ifzhsw  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMjbWoFPJAY 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Ns1c9yd_A


  























(Photos by Kevin P. Murphy & Joann  Podkul Murphy)





© Kevin Murphy & Joann Podkul Murphy 2016