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2010 - Volume 19

  • Spring 2010

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Watchable Wildlife: Beaver
    • Backyard Prairie
    • People, Fire Promote Woodland Health
    • For the Love of Trilliums
    • Uncovering the Middle and Late Archaic Cultures of Illinois
    • Native Nitrogen-Fixing Plants and Their Microbial Partners in Illinois Prairies
    • FocalPoint: Swing Low

2009 - Volume 18

  • Winter 2009

    • Climate Change and Biodiversity
    • Saving Species in Place
    • A poem of place: The Dudley Sisters
    • Nitrogen-Fixing Woody Plants: Bellwethers of Global Environmental Change?
    • Global Climate Change and the Gardener
    • Impacts of Climate Change on Illinois Agriculture
    • FocalPoint: Frozen Evidence
    • In a Place Called Illinois: Why Should Illinois Care About Global Warming?
  • Fall 2009

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Whirligig Beetles
    • Guess Who Is Coming
    • Getting Along with Wildlife
    • Grapes Are for Gathering
    • A Model Deer-Management Program at Allerton Park
    • Into Nature
    • Early Archaic Cultures
  • Summer 2009

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Landscape Restoration in Illinois
    • Cache River Wetlands
    • Dixon Waterfowl Refuge: Hennepin and Hopper Lakes
    • Emiquon Complex
    • Illinois Ozarks
    • Indian Boundary Prairies
    • Kankakee Sands Macrosite
    • Lost Mound/Hanover Bluff
    • Nachusa Grasslands
    • Nygren Wetland Preserve
    • Prairie Ridge State Natural Area
    • Richardson Wildlife Foundation
    • Information about Landscape Restoration Sites
    • FocalPoint: Visual Data for an Ever-Changing Landscape
  • Spring 2009

    • From Glaciers to Big Bluestem: The Prairies of Illinois
    • Ten Thousand Years of Life on the Illinois Prairie
    • Silently Slipping Away: The Alarming Loss of Our Hill Prairies
    • A Taste of Loda Prairie
    • FocalPoint: The Satisfaction of Knowing
    • Prairie Pages

2008 - Volume 17

  • Winter 2008-2009

    • To Our Readers—On Saving Nature …
    • Toads in Spring
    • Iron Gall Ink
    • Peent, Peent, Peent …
    • Trail Steward 101
    • Tall Timber Trail: Moraine View State Park
    • Prickly Pear Cactus in Illinois
    • One Child at a Time at Nature’s Table
    • Quiet Discovery
    • Incredible Wild Edibles
    • Nature’s Edges
    • Auditory Natural History
    • A Pioneer Primer
    • Western Fox Snakes: Focus of Research by University of Illinois Student
    • Emiquon Corps of Discovery: Rebirth of Backwater Lakes, Bottomland Forest, Wetland, and Prairie
    • Spring Wildflowers at Allerton Park
    • Captivated by Corn
    • Allerton Park
    • Weaver Park
    • FocalPoint: New Horizons
  • Fall 2008

    • In a Place Called Illinois: A Butterfly Big Year: The Illinois Contribution
    • From a Tiny Acorn into a Prairie Grove
    • The Volunteer Stewardship Network: Celebrating 25 Years of Service to Illinois’ Natural Areas
    • Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Clean and Improve the Environment
    • The Woods—Once Upon a Farm
    • Where the Wild Hazel Grows
    • At the Confluence: The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
    • FocalPoint: African Journal
  • Summer 2008

    • In a Place Called Illinois: The Nature of Rarity - The Ballard Nature Center
    • Picking Up Pieces of Time
    • Who Were Illinois First Pioneers? Solve a Really "Cold Case"
    • Restoring Our Ribbons of Life: The Conservation Hopes of Prairie Rivers Network
    • Hogging Along the Sangamon: A Family Tradition
    • Illinois Natural History Survey: Monitoring the Biodiversity of Illinois for 150 Years
    • FocalPoint: Getting Ready
  • Spring 2008

    • In a Place Called Illinois: War Bluff Valley Sanctuary
    • Life’s Journey — From a Quest for Knowledge to a Passion for Preservation
    • The New Illinois Statewide Bird Survey
    • The Rites of Passage—Spring Migration of Waterfowl in Illinois
    • The Future of Wetland Birds in Northeastern Illinois
    • Birds of Conservation Concern
    • FOCALPOINT: To Be a Photographer
    • Black-Backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus)
    • Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
    • Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
    • Carolina and Gemmed Satyrs (Cyllopsis gemma)
    • Some Selected Illinois Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
    • Bird Species of State Conservation Concern
    • Agricultural Land-Use Changes in Illinois
    • Glossary
    • War Bluff Valley Sanctuary Sightings — 2007

2007 - Volume 16

  • Winter 2007-2008

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Matthiessen State Park
    • Ode to January Woods
    • Turkeys on the March
    • Wildlife Happenings During an Illinois Winter
    • The Once and Future Prairie State
    • Commentaries: Prairies for Power
    • Prairie Plantings—A Renewable Resource
    • Power Pellets
    • Growing Energy and Habitat
    • FocalPoint: A Slice of Allure
    • Two Winter Walks
    • An Icy Walk
  • Fall 2007

    • Migrating Models
    • In a Place Called Illinois: Monarch Magic
    • The Hunting Clubs of Illinois: Origin of a Conservation Ethic
    • Master Naturalists in Illinois
    • A Tale of Two Species
    • Editorial: The Plight of Northern Bobwhites
    • Where There’s Smoke, There’s Germination
    • FOCALPOINT: Constraints
  • Summer 2007

    • Guest Editorial: The Greater Kankakee Sands Ecosystem
    • In a Place Called Illinois: The Grand Kankakee
    • The Sands of Time
    • A Wealth of Wildlife: The Early Years
    • The People of the Prairie
    • Draining the Kankakee Sands — A Story of Contrasts
    • Pembroke Township: The Lost Corner of the Kankakee Sands
    • Threats to the Greater Kankakee Sands Ecosystem
    • A Renewed Opportunity for the Greater Kankakee Sands Ecosystem
    • Odds and Ends
    • FocalPoint: Simple Dignity
  • Spring 2007

    • In a Place Called Illinois: Spring Ephemerals
    • Daffodils, Pears, Melons, and More
    • The Wandering Spirit of Alfred Goss
    • Sedges – Why Don’t We Know Them?
    • Searching for Sustainable Energy
    • Miscanthus – Panacea for Energy Security and the Midwest Economy or Another Kudzu?
    • Exotic Grasses as Biofuels – The Concerns
    • FOCALPOINT: So Easy