Michael Horne
Plenty of Horne

Harbor District To Have 40 “Habitat Hotels”

Planning for district's 1000-acre site nearly done. "Hotels" naturalize sheet pilings.

By - Aug 11th, 2017 02:00 pm
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6 thoughts on “Plenty of Horne: Harbor District To Have 40 “Habitat Hotels””

  1. Mary says:

    “Frost also showed the attendees a six-acre remnant of the original habitat, tucked away along some railroad tracks near Barnacle Bud’s. A solitary, and long-dead elm tree along the sheet pile shore was filled with dozens of roosting Roufous Night Herons in a scene more reminiscent of the North Woods than of the South Side.”

    questions, not comment:
    Mr. Horne: I apologize if I missed it, but, according to the plan, will the six-acre remnant remain? will the dead tree/bird roost also remain? who identified the birds for you? have enjoyed this part of the area while visiting Barnacle Bud’s. oh, almost forgot, will Barnacle Bud’s remain?

  2. Observer says:

    This article made me very glad Tom Barrett is my mayor. I could not see this happening if ‘Fighting Bob” had won.

  3. David says:

    Maybe a Black-Crowned Night Heron is more likely (native to these parts)?

  4. Tomw says:

    How about a “curated” harbor tour for UM members?

  5. Mary says:

    David, when I have been at Barnacle Bud’s I have seen what I thought were cormorants coming to roost in a dead tree….but I did not have binoculars…..had heard in the past that Black-Crowned Night Herons were at the lagoon in Juneau Park….so guess they might be around as well….

  6. Mary says:

    Mr. Horne:
    not to be tedious, and admittedly I am an aficionado and not an expert, but still curious who identified the birds…..decided to “Google” just now and found this…..so, while trying to be diplomatic about this, am still wondering who said this or did you come up with it yourself? (or was it a joke?)

    The Rufous Night Heron occurs in Indonesia (Java, Borneo, Celebes, Lesser Sundas), New Guinea, the Philippines, Palau, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, Australia and New Zealand.


    Thanks. May have to go eat at Barnacle Bud’s and bring binoculars next time.

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