Online ReferencesvPlants: a Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region. The online resource for Plants and Fungi offering: specimen data and images species descriptions * county distribution maps * photo galleries * Chicago Links :Geology, nature, history etc.
Chicago Wilderness - a regional nature reserve that includes more than 225,000 acres of protected natural areas. It stretches from southeastern Wisconsin, through northeastern Illinois and into northwestern Indiana. The protected areas of Chicago Wilderness are forest preserves, state parks, federal lands, county preserves, and privately owned lands. There are also many unprotected natural areas that offer refuge to native wildlife.
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