A family of foxes has taken up residence in Chicago’s Lurie Garden. (Courtesy of Lurie Garden)

For a bunch of hardened urbanites, Chicagoans sure do have a soft spot when it comes to animals.

Monarch butterflies have started their 2,000-mile migration south to Mexico. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

The annual migration of monarch butterflies is currently at its peak in the Chicago area. Several roosting sites have been spotted around town as the creatures use the city as a pit stop on their 2,000-mile journey to Mexico.

An image of Lurie Garden took top prize in the Royal Horticultural Society's 2020 photo competition. (Helen McLain / Royal Horticultural Society)

An image of Lurie Garden in full summer bloom—and it’s “wonderfully romantic glow”—was declared the overall winner in the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual competition.

Spring is coming through with signs of life and hope. (Patty Wetli / WTTW)

Snowdrop, crocus, hyacinth and other early spring bloomers are cheering up the gloomy landscape.

(Jo ana Kubiak / Lurie Garden)

Lurie Garden's four-season approach to plantings provides a prime example of the beauty and life to be found in a winter garden.

We take a look at the Lurie Garden as Millennium Park celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Far-Traveling Birds that Visit Chicago

Find out about the far-traveling birds that visit Chicago. We have an expert from the Nature Conservancy talk about the variety of migratory birds taking flight in the city. 

New Book Highlights Lessons Learned from the Lurie Garden

We talk to the author of a new book, “Gardening with Perennials,” about lessons local gardeners can learn from Chicago’s Lurie Garden. This unique Millennium Park garden pays homage to Chicago's transformation from flat marshland to innovative green city.