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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Common Map Turtle

Graptemys geographica

Illinois Natural History
Survey Range Map
Common Map Turtles have a yellow spot behind each eye. They differ from False Map Turtles and Ouachita Map Turtles by having a wide head, a low keel on the carapace and an immaculate yellow plastron
Common Map Turtle juvenile. Note the egg tooth below the nostrils.The umbilicus is still visible on this recently hatched Common Map Turtle.