Mr Turtle Jun 2, 2017 Celia ⋅ Around town ⋅ Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Chicago, spring, turtles ⋅ 2 comments Share this:PrintEmailTwitterFacebook Related Like 1 Thanks! You've already liked this « Snakes I’ve Seen » Flower power 2 Comments Sam Dune Jun 02, 2017 @ 14:41:34 Good picture of the turtle. I go to the pond (which used to be called the zoo rookery many-a-year ago) every once in a while with my wife. Even though it’s right off of busy Fullerton Ave, once a little way inside one can scarcely hear the noise of the traffic outside. . . . A plus is that, if one is in the mood for a good “zoo dog,” one can find a hot-dog stand just past the polar-bear exhibit, once exiting the pond. Reply Celia Jun 02, 2017 @ 17:07:41 I agree about the pond being an unlikely retreat. Perhaps because its sides are built up like berms, they cut out a lot of the noise from outside. The volume of traffic inside the fenced area around the pond can be distracting. Last weekend I noticed though that there are docents at the pond who are trying to improve the ‘etiquette’ of the visitors. I like to go on a weekday morning if I can; then the pond isn’t too busy. You know the area well, if you are familiar with the turnstile that lets people enter the zoo from the pond. Didn’t know about the hot-dog stand. Thank you, Celia Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Your Name * Your Email * Your Website Notify me of new posts by email.