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References and Links


Suggested References


General Information About Prairies/Natural Areas

  • Chicago Wilderness: An Atlas of Biodiversity 
    Chicago Region Biodiversity Council.
  • Egan, Dave. 1997.
    Old Man of the Prairie: An Interview With Ray Schulenburg
    Restoration and Management Notes. 15(1):38-44.
  • Greenberg, Joel. 2002.
    A Natural History of the Chicago Region.
    The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
  • Madson, John. 1982.
    Where the Sky Began: Land of the Tallgrass Prairie.
    Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.
  • Madson, John and Frank Oberle. 1993.
    The Tallgrass Prairie.
    Falcon Press, Helena, Montana.
  • McClain, William. 1997.
    Prairie Establishment and Landscaping.
    Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 
    Division of Natural Heritage, Springfield, Illinois.
  • Samson, Fred B. and Fritz L. Knopf, eds. 1996.
    Prairie Conservation:
    Preserving North America’s Most Endangered Ecosystem.
    Island Press, Washington, D.C.
  • Schulenburg, Ray. 1967.
    Prairie in a Post-Prairie Era.
    The Morton Arboretum Class Schedule. 3(2):17-27.
  • Stevens, William K. 1995.
    Miracle Under the Oaks: The Revival of Nature in America.
    Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York.
  • Packard, Stephen and C.F. Mutel. 1997.
    The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook for Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands.
    Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Plant and Animal Identification/Information

  • Bouseman, J.K. and J.G. Sternburg. 2001.
    Field Guide to Butterflies of Illinois.
    Illinois Natural History Survey Manual 9.
  • Chadde, Steve W. 1998.
    A Great Lakes Wetland Flora.
    Pocketflora Press, Calumet, Michigan.
  • Christiansen, Paul and Mark Muller. 1999.
    An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants.
    University of Iowa Press, Iowa City.
  • Dickinson, Mary B., ed. 1999.
    Field Guide to the Birds of North America.
    National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Fassett, Norman. 1978.
    Spring Flora of Wisconsin. 4th Ed.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison.
  • Fisher, Chris C. and David B. Johnson. 1998.
    Birds of Chicago Including NE Illinois and NW Indiana.
    Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Kirt, Russell. 1995.
    Prairie Plants of the Midwest: Identification and Ecology.
    Stipes Publishing, Champaign, Illinois.
  • Kurta, Allen. 1995.
    Mammals of the Great Lakes Region.
    The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
  • Ladd, Doug. 1995.
    Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers: A Field Guide.
    Falcon Publishing, Helena, Montana.
  • Phillips, C.A., R.A. Brandon, and E.O. Moll. 1999.
    Field Guide to the Amphibians of Illinois.
    Illinois Natural History Survey Manual 8.
    View this publication online
  • Runkel, Sylvan T. and Dean M. Roosa. 1989.
    Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest.
    Iowa State University Press, Ames.
  • Swink, Floyd and Gerould Wilhelm. 1994.
    Plants of the Chicago Region. 4th Ed.
    Indiana Academy of Sciences, Indianapolis.
  • Tekiela, Stan. 1999.
    Birds of Illinois Field Guide.
    Adventure Publications, Cambridge, Minnesota.
  • Voight, John W. and Robert H. Mohlenbrock. 1979.
    Prairie Plants of Illinois. 
    Illinois Department of Conservation, Division of Forestry, Springfield.
  • Young, Dick. 1994.
    Wild Plants and Natural Areas of Kane County.
    Kane County Forest Preserve District, Geneva, Illinois.

Landscaping With Native Plants

  • Diekelmann, John and Robert Schuster. 2002.
    Designing with Native Plant Communities.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison.
  • Harstad, Carolyn. 1999.
    Go Native! Gardening with Native Plants and Wildflowers in the Lower Midwest.
    Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
  • Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. 1998.
    A Source Book on Natural Landscaping for Local Officials.
    View this publication online
  • Nowakowski, Keith Gerard. 2004. 
    Native Plants in the Home Landscape. 
    University of Illinois Extension, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Smith, J.R. and B.S. Smith. 1980.
    The Prairie Garden: 70 Native Plants You Can Grow in Town or County.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison.
  • Wasowski, Sally. 2002.
    Gardening with Prairie Plants.
    University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis.


General Information About Prairies/Natural Areas

Plant and Animal Identification/Information

Landscaping With Native Plants

Native Plant Conservation

Invasive Species/Weed Management

Natural Areas In Northeastern Illinois

Urban Conservation/Sustainable Development


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