The Magic Hedge

At the height of the Cold War, the US Army maintained NIKE anti-aircraft missiles at Montrose Harbor.

When the Army left, the remnants of the launch structures were taken over by sand and flora, including the famed honeysuckle hedges. This Magic Hedge is now one of the premiere urban bird sanctuaries in the country. It’s an amazing oasis in the city.

CVH at The Magic Hedge

In addition to hundreds, if not thousands, of other birds, it’s the home of Chicago’s most famous fowl couple, Monty and Rose. The two are raising yet another clutch here after flying up from the South. Monty came up from Galveston, and Rose from Florida.

They must have missed each other very much. We saw them hop around their new nest from a safe distance.

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