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    Experience the natural world with east central Illinois master naturalists
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    The Garden Scoop is a collection of reflections about the Master Gardeners in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion.
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    Crop, Stock and Ledger covers a variety of agricultural and natural resources issues.

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Ryan Pankau
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
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Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683

East Central Illinois Master Naturalists

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Useful References

Be sure and check out the ECIMN Resource Library in the Champaign Extension Office.

Champaign County Native Plants

Bug Guide

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

“Invasive Plants of East Central Illinois” including alternative plants for landscaping applications. Gardeners and landscapers are faced with a myriad of decisions when planning any project. Plants are not necessarily confined to the spaces where we plant them. Join Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners in fighting invasive plants by becoming informed on which plants are invasive in our area and by choosing plants to avoid ecological problems.

Field Guide to Invasive Plants of the Midwest

Earth Gauge Online Weather and Environment Courses


Emerald Ash Borer

Environmental Almanac by Rob Kanter

Forest Info Environmental Education Website

Green Observer Magazine

Green Planet Stream: Streaming Nature and Environmental Films

Illinois Birds

The I.D.E.A. Store

Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month

Illinois Invasive Species Symposium

Illinois Master Naturalist Website

Illinois Natural History Survey

The Illinois Steward (hard copy only available in ECIMN library)

Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment - UIUC

Illinois Wildflowers

Management of Invasive Plants of Southern Illinois

Native Plants in the Landscape

Natural Inquirer World's Forest

Nature Month-by-Month

U of I Pollinatarium

Project BudBurst

Project Noah

Shawnee National Forest Wildflower Map

Stewardship Manual and Field Guide

USDA Plant Database

Pollinator Habitat Presentation

University of Illinois Extension-CFIV YouTube

Wild Plants of the Prairie State

Audio Pronunciation of Terms

Cafe Press