Living with Wildlife Workshop

Explore the presence of wildlife in urban settings. This workshop will help people understand how to attract desirable wildlife, and avoid undesirable wildlife damage in and around their homes. We will discuss how to create, enhance, and manage wildlife habitats both in people's backyards and their larger communities. Lincoln Park Zoo on October 20th, from 9 am-12 pm
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Herps of Illinois

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Smooth Softshell

Apalone mutica

Illinois Natural History
Survey Range Map

A. mutica. Front edge of carapace is smooth

A. mutica, nose detail. Nostrils are round. All other softshells have a ridge in each nostril arising from the septum between the nostrils.