INHS PUBLICATIONS- The Illinois Natural History Survey began publishing in 1861 with Transactions of the Illinois Natural History Society Volume 1 - containing articles “useful and interesting to the citizens and schools of Illinois, with a hope that a zeal for the pursuits and studies of Natural History may spring up among our people…”
INHS produces two peer reviewed scientific serials, INHS Bulletin and INHS Biological Notes. These began in 1876 and 1933 respectively. The INHS Circular was primarily a “how to” publication for home, farm, and garden, published from 1918 to 1987.
INHS Manual 1 Fieldbook of Illinois Wildflowers - was published in 1936. There are currently 14 manuals, each providing detailed descriptions and illustrations of a particular group of organisms, e.g., mammals, butterflies, freshwater mussels, etc.
INHS Special Publications include classroom curriculum, collections of research data such as an atlas of birds breeding in Illinois, changes in populations and habitats over a century, and a world checklist of chewing lice.
INHS Educational Materials are produced by the INHS Office of Outreach and Education and include books, posters, species diagnostic field cards, brochures and pamphlets, educational kits, classroom activities and more.
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