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Nature of the Chicago Region

Nature of the Chicago Region

Any photos of non-domesticated plants, animals or fungi that occur in the region are desirable. Please, no pets or cultivated plants/fungi and no native plants/fungi growing in private gardens, only photos of things that are wild. Photos of and in restoration projects are acceptable. Sign in to join mission

Nature of the Chicago Region
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The Chicago region is blessed with a rich mix of habitats and ecosystems, many examples of which have been protected in local preserves and parks. While there has been tremendous development of the region, significant natural areas still provide homes and protection to a rich selection of organisms, and this is intended to document all forms of nature in or near the Chicago region, both native and non-native. Plants, animals, fungi and slime molds are all included subjects.

Nature of the Chicago Region

Lat: 41.88 Long: -87.63

Recent Spottings

Spotting MelissaZ 1 0 Spotting
Spotting MelissaZ 3 1 Spotting
Spotting MelissaZ 1 2 Spotting
Domestic Mallard MelissaZ 0 1 Domestic Mallard
Osprey MelissaZ 1 0 Osprey
Candy-striped leafhopper sednaboo 3 1 Candy-striped leafhopper
Double-crested Cormorant MelissaZ 1 0 Double-crested Cormorant
Agreeable Tiger Moth MelissaZ 0 0 Agreeable Tiger Moth
Great Blue Heron Dre 1 0 Great Blue Heron
Raccoon MelissaZ 5 3 Raccoon
Amur Honeysuckle MelissaZ 0 0 Amur Honeysuckle
Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar MelissaZ 0 1 Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar
Monarch butterfly MelissaZ 1 0 Monarch butterfly
Fan-shaped jelly fungus MelissaZ 0 0 Fan-shaped jelly fungus
Praying Mantis, female MelissaZ 3 1 Praying Mantis, female
Fall Webworm MelissaZ 1 1 Fall Webworm
American Toad MelissaZ 1 0 American Toad
Dog Day Cicada MelissaZ 1 0 Dog Day Cicada
Great Black Wasp MelissaZ 0 0 Great Black Wasp
Candy-striped Leafhopper MelissaZ 2 1 Candy-striped Leafhopper
Harvestman MelissaZ 0 0 Harvestman
Green frog MelissaZ 0 5 Green frog
Chinese Mantis nymph MelissaZ 1 1 Chinese Mantis nymph
Blanding's Turtle lynnebraden 1 0 Blanding's Turtle
American Toad MelissaZ 1 0 American Toad
Leaf-footed bug sednaboo 1 0 Leaf-footed bug
Weeping Willow cefarrow 2 0 Weeping Willow
Brown Snake sednaboo 1 0 Brown Snake
Mantis, female MelissaZ 0 1 Mantis, female
Red Columbine cefarrow 1 0 Red Columbine
White Tailed Deer cefarrow 3 0 White Tailed Deer
White-lined Sphinx MelissaZ 0 0 White-lined Sphinx
Robin's egg cefarrow 1 0 Robin's egg
Ruby-throated Hummingbird MelissaZ 0 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Differential Grasshopper (male) MelissaZ 0 0 Differential Grasshopper (male)
American Toad MelissaZ 3 0 American Toad
Linne's Cicada cefarrow 2 0 Linne's Cicada
Yellow Flag Iris cefarrow 2 0 Yellow Flag Iris
Melanistic Eastern Gray Squirrel cefarrow 2 0 Melanistic Eastern Gray Squirrel
Black Swallowtail caterpillar MelissaZ 1 3 Black Swallowtail caterpillar
Tobacco Hornworm MelissaZ 0 2 Tobacco Hornworm
Black-crowned Night-Heron MelissaZ 0 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron
Linne's Cicada MelissaZ 0 0 Linne's Cicada
Lantana MelissaZ 0 1 Lantana
Spotting Dre 0 0 Spotting
Common Mullein AndreaBaldi 0 0 Common Mullein
White Campion, Evening Campion MelissaZ 0 0 White Campion, Evening Campion
Xylaria polymorpha MelissaZ 0 6 Xylaria polymorpha
Triangulate Cobweb Spider MelissaZ 3 0 Triangulate Cobweb Spider
Mallard K10 2 3 Mallard

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