The Science of Hackmatack: Articles & Bird Counts

Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians (also known as “herps”) are a secretive group of species that inhabit the prairies, wetlands, and oak woodlands of the bi-state region. Many wildlife biologists consider them to be excellent barometers of ecological health...

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Bird Count: The Big Sit 2014

Bird Count: The Big Sit 2014

Glacial Park, Ringwood, IL     American Black Duck Anas rubripes     American Coot Fulica americana     American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos     American Goldfinch Spinus tristis     American Kestrel Falco sparverius     American Robin Turdus...

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Fish & Mussels

Fish & Mussels

Besides physical measurements such as water testing for chemicals or clarity, biologists often use inventories of “indicator species” to determine the ecological health of an aquatic ecosystem. Two groups of living organisms, fish and freshwater...

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Landscape of Hackmatack

Landscape of Hackmatack

The landscape of the bi-state region was shaped millions of years ago by the movement of glaciers across the region. Click on the links below to learn more about the geological landscape that comprises the proposed Hackmatack National Wildlife...

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