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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)

Gardening for pollinators (USDA/Forest Service website)

Pollinator Conservation Resources (Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation website), Great Lakes Region,  and pollinator plants list for the Midwest

Make your yard bat-friendly, including information on bat houses (Forest Preserve District Will Co website)

Make your yard bird-friendly - University of Illinois website

National Audubon website

Farmer’s Almanac website, information on solitary native bees and bee houses


I want to… learn more

Illinois DNR & University of Illinois Extension website on wildlife, identification, resources, and more

National Wildlife Federation, educational resources on many animal species

Urban Wildlife Institute at Lincoln Park Zoo, a research program studying wildlife across multiple urban areas in North America
See also: Urban wildlife information network

Research program on coyotes in the Chicago metro area (Forest Preserves of Cook Co and partners website)

Information and educational resources on Mountain Lions (Mountain Lion conservation organization website)

Information and educational resources on Black Bears (multiple state agencies and bear biologists contributed to website)