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PLANT & WILDLIFE IDENTIFICATION

Many of the field guides presented below were created by the Field Museum. Click here to explore even more field guides for regions around the world! The guides listed below are specifically for the Chicago Region.

BIRDS

 

NATIVE WILDFLOWERS

 

OTHER PLANTS

 

INSECTS & ARACHNIDS

 

AQUATIC SPECIES

 

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

 

Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis

          by Gerould Wilhelm & Laura Rericha

A Peterson Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-central North America

          by Roger Tory Peterson & Margaret McKenny

Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America

          by Eric R. Eaton & Kenn Kaufman

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/).  

Welcome to the November 1, 2019 edition of the online magazine of OutdoorIllinois Wildlife Journal, featuring timely, seasonally based stories about the Prairie State's wildlife resources.

Among the several additional stories featured this quarter are articles summarizing some recent wildlife research news, the Illinois wood duck banding program, the role of an urban wildlife biologist, and more.

A MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR CHRIS YOUNG