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Author: Britt Uhlenhake

The Animals of the Lily Pool

The Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool is an oasis, a refuge from the concrete city, both for the people of Chicago and for the animals that call it home. Every year

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Corpse Flower or Voodoo Lily

The Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanium) draws large crowds and media coverage, and its blooming is one of the most exciting and anticipated events at the Lincoln Park Conservatory. The scientific

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North Pond Restoration Update

The North Pond restoration project is rounding its final corner to be ready to begin work this fall. Recently the Conservancy met with the Chicago Park District to share 95%

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A Brief History of Chocolate

Chocolate is derived from cacao seeds which are found in pods like this one (Theobroma Cacao) in the Conservatory’s Palm Room. Not only does it taste delicious, but chocolate has

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Public Lands Day

September 23 – 10am until Noon

Join your neighbors for a community cleanup and stewardship day in Lincoln Park! Help care for the park we all love!