Monday, December 11th, 2023

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Monday, December 11th, 2023

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Illinois hunters report elk wandering across state

An elk first spotted near Coulterville in southern Illinois was spotted again at Sangchris Lake – nearly 120 miles away.

Wild elk were extirpated from Illinois in the 1800s. According to media reports, hunters began sending

Nature Smart: Big hares of the Arctic

Recently while on a trip to photograph polar bears in the sub-Arctic, I spotted an animal that embodies adaptation to its fullest, the Arctic hare (Lepus arcticus).
I was moving across the tundra with the

Backyard and beyond: A feast of fall

Farmers were out harvesting in late October – and so were wild creatures. Scott Thiede sent a photo of a flock of crows feasting on sunflowers seed heads, just ahead of the combine. “Sunflower harvesting

‘Super pigs’ threatening to invade Minnesota?

An exploding population of hard-to-eradicate “super pigs” in Canada is threatening to spill south of the border, and northern states like Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana are taking steps to stop the invasion.
In Canada,

Three waterfowl species subject to be renamed

The American Ornithological Society plans in 2024 to begin renaming up to 80 bird species, and three waterfowl species – Ross’s goose, Barrow’s goldeneyes, and Steller’s eiders – are likely to be among the birds

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