Trust the Torch!

Mountain lions were eliminated from Illinois before 1870 because of habitat loss and unregulated hunting. But this life-size sculpture in the Shevel yard in Marengo is an attention-getter. (Photo by Nancy Shevel)

By Nancy Shevel After writing about native flowers, shrubs, and trees, I thought it might be fun to explore Illinois native mammals and birds. Illinois was discovered in 1673, settled […]

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