What the fauna?

Mike McQueen, Multimedia Manager

According to Illinois Natural History Survey of the University of Illinois, Illinois is known as the prairie state and is home to thousands of unique fauna.  A diverse ecosystem is crucial for the health of the planet and of Illinois.  Much has been debated about climate change and humans’ effect on the planet, but everyone can agree that strong vibrant fauna in a region is desirable.  Merriam Webster defines fauna as animal life, typically of a particular region. Fauna in Illinois is typical for the Midwest with deer, fox and rabbits to name a few. Illinois public parks are a great place to see some of the interesting fauna in the region. A few great places nearby to visit Illinois fauna are the Douglas-Hart Nature Center in Mattoon and Fox Ridge State Park in Charleston.





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