An oak-hickory woodland behind the school becomes an outdoors classroom for students in Chatham, Illinois. Local conservation groups volunteer to lead 350 fourth-graders on nature walks the week of May 2-6, 2011.
“There are some exceptions, but for the most part, the insects we find in Illinois are adapted to conditions from Atlanta, Georgia to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada,” says Phil Nixon, extension entomologist with the University of Illinois. “Generally, most of our insects are not going to be bothered by particularly cold or warm weather to any extent.” STORY & COMMENTS
Several new features highlight the 2011 Illinois Deer & Turkey Classic, to be held March 25-27 at the Civic Center in Peoria. In addition to new features, the dates are new (had been in late February) and the location is moved back to Peoria. STORY & COMMENTS