Members of the Illinois Grand PrairieMaster Naturalists help catalogue the contents of a collection of more than 2300 individual species of insects - and it’s critical that their identity is confirmed before being used for scientific and educational purposes
‘Tis the season to stand awkwardly among people you may not see often, maintaining a smile and racking your brain for things to talk about. My gifts to you, dear reader, are questions to prompt conversation at a holiday party, questions about wildlife and wildlife experiences
“PowerShift,” a gathering of more than 10,000 youth leaders from around the country, has the ambitious goal of building a movement to “fight fracking, divest from fossil fuels, build a clean energy future, and stop the climate crisis.”
There's good and bad news regarding wildlife in Illinois - the bad is that white-nose syndrome is killing bats by the millions; the good news really is just less bad: a fatal chronic wasting disease affecting deer, moose, and elk,is coming under control thanks to a strategy implemented by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.