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Back Issues

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2006 - Volume 15

  • Winter 2006

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Illinois State Forests
    • Illinois Threatened and Endangered Tree Species and Species on the Edge of Their Range
    • Infested Forests – An Epidemic of Exotics
    • The New Illinois Big Tree Register
    • Ancient Illinois Forests: 200,000 Years of Climate Change
    • Some Exotic Illinois Forest Insects
    • Leaf Tatters
    • Forest Property Taxes in Illinois
    • FOCALPOINT: So Big
  • Fall 2006

    • In A Place Called Illinois: Evolution of a Cache Cuckoo
    • Fall Leaf Colors - Essential for Life
    • FOCALPOINT: On the Road - Ecuador
    • Educating for a Greener Future
    • Restorations
    • Prairie Restoration Management: Art or Science?
  • Summer 2006

    • In a Place Called Illinois: The Corps of Discovery - A Reincarnation
    • The Illinois Wildlife Action Plan: Keeping Common Species Common
    • Mysteries of the Trail-Marker Trees
    • Painted Ladies Teach Scientific Inquiry
    • Managing Riparian Forest Buffers
    • A Guest FocalPoint: Encounter with a Mink
  • Spring 2006

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Zebra Swallowtail
    • Good Intentions Toward Sustainability: An Exploration of the Intentional-Community Movement
    • Bishop Hill – A Vignette
    • Treasures of the Cache
    • Winds of Change Move Across the Illinois Prairie
    • Floodplain Forest Management
    • FOCALPOINT: “...many such places”

2005 - Volume 14

  • Winter 2005

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Caring for the Chicago River
    • Chicago's First People
    • Pockets of Diversity
    • The Social Evolution of the Chicago River
    • Invasive Species Key in Chicago River Planning
    • Reclaiming an Urban River
    • FOCALPOINT: Mentoring
  • Fall 2005: Special Student Issue

    • Reflections on Communicating Nature
    • Red Bison in Illinois: A Small Herd of Dedicated Volunteers
    • The Evolution of a Farm
    • Hidden Art
    • American Elm in Illinois
    • A Melding of Worlds
    • Thanks to Peter Schramm, the Prairie Is in My Blood
    • Solace in the Woods
    • Starsearch
    • Beetle Barely
    • Acrobatics Are Their Second Profession
    • Imagine Illinois
    • Journal Entry, April 30, 2005
    • Now I Have Eyes for Nature
    • Communicating with Ourselves
  • Summer 2005

    • In a Place Called Illinois: One Tin Trumpet
    • Garlic Mustard – Understanding the Beast
    • Natural Areas Day: October 6, 1972 – Beginning of the Natural Areas Association
    • A Passion for Prairie
    • A Pond Revisited...
    • Soil Conservation and Improved Water Quality: A Long and Winding Road
    • Focal Point: Photography as Life
  • Spring 2005

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Spiny Softshell Turtle
    • Spring Flowers
    • Spring Flowers
    • A Glimpse of the Depths at a Shallow Pond
    • Returning the Soil to the Land: The Mud to Parks Project
    • Secrets of the Mushroom Hounds
    • Avoid Ecophobia: Let Kids Love the Earth Before You Ask Them to Save It
    • Focal Point: Extremes

2004 - Volume 13

  • Winter 2004

    • Demons in the Dust: Antlions
    • The New Illinois Farmer
    • Bringing Back Hennepin and Hopper: A Vision of The Wetlands Initiative
    • Night Stalker: The Mountain Lion in Illinois
    • Green Spaces: Supportive Places for Children with Attention Deficits
  • Fall 2004

    • Important Questions (our place in nature)
    • In a Place Called Illinois: Illinois Beach State Park
    • Whistle-stop Hunting (railroads and hunting in Illinois)
    • Rx for Wildlife (a wildlife medical clinic)
    • Living with Deer
    • The Illinois Steward 2005 Calendar
    • Focal Point: Seeking Wildlife: The Prepared Encounter
  • Summer 2004

    • In a Place Called Illinois: "A Trill of a Lifetime"(periodic cicadas)
    • Cornstalks to Cattails: Season Wetlands in Illinois
    • Reflections Upon a Pond (restoration of a historic pond)
    • On Casual Inspection: Roadside Microscopy in Illinois
    • The Many Stories of Starlings
    • A Mallow Mystery (a rare plant)
    • Focal Point: Still Life in Motion
  • Spring 2004

    • In a Place Called Illinois: When We're Gone ... We're Gone (Illinois rare plants)
    • Trilliums Here and There
    • Entomological Homeland Security
    • The Emerald Ash Borer: An Eminent Threat to Illinois
    • Illinois From Above
    • Focal Point: Brave New World (digital photography)

2003 - Volume 12

  • Winter 2003

    • Templates for Creativity: Nature Journaling
    • The "Garden of America": Early Days of the Fruit Industry in Southern Illinois
    • Great Rivers ... Great Minds
    • Phantom of the Forest: The Black Bear in Illinois
    • The Underground Alliance of Mushrooms and Trees
    • Focal Point: Little Used Tools
  • Fall 2003

    • Northeastern Illinois Wetlands
    • A Northeastern Illinois Wetland Sampler
    • Go Native in Water Gardens
    • Isn't It Grand! The Friends of the Grand Prairie
    • The Big Shake: The New Madrid Earthquakes
    • Pest Resistance and Adaptation—Reasons for Integrated Pest Management
    • The Illinois Steward Calendar
    • Focal Point: The Simple Things: Be a Know-It-All
  • Summer 2003

    • In a Place Called Illinois: To Hold a Marbled Salamander
    • Urban Wildlife
    • On the Buffalo Trail: Bison in Illinois Country
    • Natives in the Home Landscape
    • Mt. Carmel Connection
    • Focal Point: Land of Opportunity
  • Spring 2003

    • Rooftops and Ledges: Man-made Bird Nests
    • Intelligence, Behavior, and Life History of Crows
    • Biodiversity Blitz: A Day in the Life of...
    • Visitors to Salt Licks
    • Illinois River Connections: A Birding and Canoeing Journey Through the Year
    • Focal Point: Capturing Mystery