Naturalists Afield

blog navigation

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

blog posts

  • Building back a tiny piece of prairie

  • Exploring the remnants of an ancient forest

  • Hunting a creature that hunts me

    INHS vector ecologist Holly Tuten describes her work at "tick ground zero," investigating Heartland virus in Illinois ticks.

  • IRBS has record-breaking Asian carp harvest

  • American paddlefish

  • Catching bats for conservation

  • Bowfin

  • Channel Catfish

  • The last turtle in the prairie

  • Asian carp species

  • Illinois Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey (CAPS)

  • Five reasons to love bats