Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

New Publications and Educational Materials

A new color poster showing 30 of the 80 native freshwater mussels of Illinois and 2 exotic bivalves (the Asian clam and zebra mussel) has been published. The poster was produced by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Educational Services Section and was developed by Kevin Cummings of the Illinois Natural History Survey's Center for Biodiversity and Robert Warren, archaeologist with the Illinois State Museum (ISM), in cooperation with the Education and Publications Sections of the ISM. Additional funding was provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Design and Environment.

The poster is two-sided: the front shows the striking diversity of form and color of freshwater mussels (including commercial, common, rare, threatened, endangered, and extinct species); the back contains information on mussel anatomy, life history, commercial harvest, conservation, and a short glossary and bibliography of useful references.

Teachers may obtain single copies free of charge by written request on school letterhead to:

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Educational Services Section

524 South Second Street - Room 530

Springfield, IL 62701- 1787.

 

Individuals, other than teachers, wanting a poster should send $5 (to cover the cost of the mailing tube, postage, and handling) to:

 

Illinois Natural History Survey

Distribution Center

607 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

 

Make checks payable to Illinois Natural History Survey.

For more information, please call the INHS Distribution Office at (217) 333-6880.

 

 

Field Guide to Northeastern Longhorned Beetles

 

 This hardcover book by Douglas Yanega contains 184 pages including color photos of the nearly 350 species of longhorned beetles to aid in identification. Each photo is accompanied by a complete diagnostic description and synopsis. Chapters also cover beetle morphology, natural history, and collection and care of specimens. The book is designed to be taken into the field. It sells for $15 (price includes postage for domestic or international orders) per copy and can be ordered from:

 

Illinois Natural History Survey

Distribution Office

607 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

Ph (217) 333-6880

 

 

Fishes of Champaign County, Illinois, During a Century of Alterations of a Prairie Ecosystem

 

 The latest in the INHS Bulletin series, Volume 35(2), summarizes four surveys of Champaign County streams from 1889 to 1988. Written by Weldon Larimore and Peter Bayley, this publication compares the abundance, distribution, and variety of fish species collected in the four surveys and how these variables have changed from survey to survey in response to human-induced changes to the ecosystem. The Fishes of Champaign County provides accounts of one of the most thoroughly surveyed areas for fishes anywhere on earth. The cost of this bulletin is $10 (price includes postage for domestic or international orders) and it can be obtained at:

 

Illinois Natural History Survey

Distribution Office

607 East Peabody Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

Ph (217) 333-6880

 

 

Land Cover of Illinois

 

A 1:500,000 scale wall map measuring 52 x 31 inches and containing 20 land-cover classes is available from the Department of Natural Resources. Cost is $5 for folded maps and $10 for unfolded maps shipped in mailing tubes. This striking full-color map shows the location and extent of Illinois' land cover. Land Cover of Illinois is based on satellite data and was developed at the Illinois Natural History Survey. For ordering information, please contact:

 

Illinois Department of Natural Resources - Clearing House

524 S. Second St.

Springfield, IL 62701-1787

Ph (217) 782-7498



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1816 South Oak Street, MC 652
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-6880
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