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Wildlife Around Us - Web Resources and Information

I want to… do something

Gardening for wildlife, lots of information and resources (National Wildlife Federation website) https://www.nwf.org/garden

Gardening for pollinators (USDA/Forest Service website)  https://www.fs.usda.gov/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml

Pollinator Conservation Resources (Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation website), Great Lakes Region  https://www.xerces.org/pollinator-resource-center/great-lakes,  and pollinator plants list for the Midwest  https://xerces.org/publications/plant-lists/pollinator-plants-midwest-region

Make your yard bat-friendly, including information on bat houses (Forest Preserve District Will Co website)  https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/news-events/the-buzz/how-to-attract-bats/

Make your yard bird-friendly - University of Illinois website  https://extension.illinois.edu/news-releases/create-bird-friendly-yard

National Audubon website https://www.audubon.org/news/how-make-your-yard-bird-friendly-0

Farmer’s Almanac website, information on solitary native bees  https://www.almanac.com/native-bees-best-pollinators-your-garden and bee houses https://www.almanac.com/bee-houses-native-solitary-bees.

 

I want to… learn more

Illinois DNR & University of Illinois Extension website on wildlife, identification, resources, and more https://www.wildlifeillinois.org/

National Wildlife Federation, educational resources on many animal species https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources

Urban Wildlife Institute at Lincoln Park Zoo, a research program studying wildlife across multiple urban areas in North America  https://www.lpzoo.org/conservation-science/science-centers/urban-wildlife-institute/
See also: Urban wildlife information network  https://www.urbanwildlifeinfo.org/

Research program on coyotes in the Chicago metro area (Forest Preserves of Cook Co and partners website)  https://urbancoyoteresearch.com/

Information and educational resources on Mountain Lions (Mountain Lion conservation organization website) https://mountainlion.org/

Information and educational resources on Black Bears (multiple state agencies and bear biologists contributed to website)  https://bearwise.org/

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