A weathered bluebird house and its fine-feathered occupant won the November portion of the Forest Preserve District’s Preserve the Moment photo contest.
The photo of an Eastern bluebird in midflight leaving its home was taken by Frankfort resident Michael Fagan at Hickory Creek Preserve. Fagan said he lives just a few miles from the preserve and he loves taking photos of wildlife, plants and landscapes on his walks.
November’s photo contest category was structures, so any man-made structure located in a preserve was fair game.
Photos that earned honorable mention were taken by: Brian Keller of Joliet for a Rock Run Preserve bridge railing with deep orange hues and contrasting shadows; Janet Keller of Joliet for a leaf-strewn walkway with splotches of sunlight at Hammel Woods; John D’Agostino of Homer Glen for the Isle a la Cache’s Native American longhouse nestled in nature; and Chuck Medrano of Mokena for the sun peeking through a beam on the Centennial Trail Bridge.
The contest ended Dec. 31.
To see all of the photo entries, visit Flickr.com/WillCoForests.