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Animal/plant found ONLY in Illinois/midwest

Need a QUICK answer. I need animals or plants found ONLY in Illinois or immediately surrounding areas. Have tried Google and am really struggling with the ONLY part of that. Anyody who knows one or more, PLEASE let me know. Thank you!
posted by odragul on Oct 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Travel ideas U.S. midwest

[Very last minute U.S. Midwest travel filter] Going to be in Bloomington for a conference and then have a couple days planned in Chicago...what to do with the three extra days? [more inside]
posted by wallawallasweet on Jun 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Afforable day trips around chicago, Metra/public transit accessible

Afforable day trips outside of chicago, Metra/public transit accessible [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Oct 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Camping, hiking, backpacking suggestions for a beginner in the Midwest?

Summer isn't THAT far off . . . already trying to come up with camping/hiking spots in the Midwest for once it gets warm. Help! Looking for specific recommendations for spots in the IL/IA/WI area, plus whatever other random camping and backpacking tips you want to throw my way. Bonus points for places I can bring my dog, although I don't mind leaving her with my parents for a week either. [more inside]
posted by lblair on Feb 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Crabs? This is SPARTAAA!"

On a visit to a park lake in mid-southern Illinois today, I encountered many little muddy burrows in the ground, ranging from one to two inches across. I spotted little digging crab claws in one of the more freshly-muddied holes; others looked less recently dug. My search skills fail me as to what these critters could be. The lake was fed by a small stream, and the town (Sparta, IL) is a bit less than 20 miles from the Mississippi.
posted by luftmensch on Apr 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me find hills in the flatlands

Are there any places within a few hours of flat-as-a-pancake Chicago that offer a scenic, preferably hilly hiking experience?
posted by walla on Jan 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Is there such a thing as a midwest US vacation?

Help me with the impossible vacation. I am in southern Iowa and have four days to share a meaningful vacation with my husband and two of our children, ages 11 and 13. [more inside]
posted by justlisa on Aug 12, 2006 - 13 answers

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