Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

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Lisa Sheppard

Legacy of Pinto Bean, a piebald squirrel that lived and died on Illinois college campus, lives on

Pinto Bean, the beloved piebald squirrel that lived and died on the University of Illinois campus, is back. The squirrel’s taxidermied remains are now on display at the Forbes Natural History Building lobby, where visitors can see its rare gray and white coloration that attracted fans and followers at the university.
The male squirrel, nicknamed Pinto Bean, was popular among students on campus and became a social media star with its own Wiki page.

Return of fish to streams points to central Illinois improvements

Using data spanning 120 years, scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey now have a unique view of long-term changes in stream fish populations and their habitats in a central part of the state.
The best news: several fish species that were last seen here in the 1960s have returned to the county, suggesting some streams are improving.

In Illinois, clues in decline of scaup on rivers

Champaign, Ill. — What is happening with the lesser scaup? A study of avian malarial infections in female lesser scaup during spring migration may offer new insights into the puzzle of why the continental population of this diving duck has been declining so dramatically. Previous research has found that female ducks that are in poor condition

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