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Quiz: Are You an Expert on Opossums?




(Photo by Glenn P. Knoblock)

Opossums have an appearance that's earned them a reputation of being so ugly they're cute, but how much do you really know about these critters.

Test your knowledge on this quiz to find out. Feel free to study up ahead of time with the help of our creature feature.

Note: If on a mobile device, click here to take the quiz.

The Shrimp Found In Illinois Waterways Aren't Like the Ones on Your Dinner Plate

7/12/2019

Shrimp in Illinois waterways? It's true, but these aren't the kind of crustaceans you'd order in a restaurant.

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The Buzz on Cicadas: How This Summer's Insects Are Different Than Their Famous 17-Year Relatives

7/12/2019

That buzz you hear coming from the trees in your yard is coming from cicadas, but not the type of the insect that emerges only every 17 years. These cicadas emerge every summer, alerting us to their presence with their well-known buzzing sound.

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Throwback Thursday: That Time We Captured an Alligator at Lake Renwick

7/11/2019

Just like now in Humboldt Park, 'Alligator' Bob (he never reveals his last name) was on the case at Lake Renwick along with Forest Preserve District Wildlife Biologist Glen Buckner.

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