Less than a tenth of a percent of Illinois land remains in a natural state found before western settlement. Charlie Schlenker talks with the authors of a new book about how to appreciate the species, plant, and landscape variety of Illinois and where to go to do it.
In their book, Mike Jeffords and Sue Post consider more than 50 natural areas in all corners of the state. And even if you don't want to visit those places, they urge you to adopt an attitude of exploration and close consideration of your surroundings in the places you DO go. You might just be surprised at what you see.
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