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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  • 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

  • Surveying Illinois bridges for bats

  • The Annex apparition

  • Baby doll heads, bizarre bottles, and other river booty

  • Bat hands

  • Finding one elusive bird