Naturalists Afield

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Enjoy this collection of natural history stories, images, and videos captured by Illinois Natural History Survey scientists while visiting natural areas around the state.

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  • A Rare Stray

  • Illinois Spring Bird Count: 47 Years and Counting

  • Chilly April

  • Lungless salamanders in Illinois

  • Lady's slipper orchids in Illinois

  • Trilliums in Illinois

  • Spring wildflowers in Illinois: part 4

  • Spring wildflowers in Illinois: part 3

  • Spring wildflowers in Illinois: part 2

  • Studying the striped bark scorpion

  • Spring wildflowers in Illinois: part 1

  • Spring-breeding true frogs in Illinois