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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  • Smallmouth buffalo

  • Freshwater drum

  • Red swamp crayfish

  • Spiny softshell turtle

  • Shorthead redhorse

  • Bloodroot

  • Twinleaf

  • Flathead catfish

  • Spring ephemeral butterflies

  • Northern Hog Sucker

  • Pumpkinseed

  • Bowfin