Plant & Wildlife Identification
Many of the field guides presented below were created by the Field Museum and are specific to the Chicago region. Click here to explore field guides for regions around the world!
INSECTS & ARACHNIDS
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
by Gerould Wilhelm & Laura Rericha
by Roger Tory Peterson & Margaret McKenny
by Eric R. Eaton & Kenn Kaufman
by Jim P. Brock & Kenn Kaufman
by Michael Jeffords, Susan Post, and James Winker
by David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie
by David Allen Sibley
by Roger Peterson
by Fiona Reid
by Lawrence Page and Brooks Burr
BOOKS & FIELD GUIDES
OUTDOOR ILLINOIS: WILDLIFE JOURNAL
Click here to read Outdoor Illinois!
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program and the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGGREC) to bring back Outdoor Illinois! This online journal contains articles on Wildlife, People, Land, Research, and Recreation.
To visit other websites regarding wildlife in Illinois, please visit the Living with Wildlife in Illinois (https://www.wildlifeillinois.org/) and the White-tailed Deer: Illinois websites (https://deer.wildlifeillinois.org/).