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Edward O. Wilson: "Flora of the Chicago Region is magnificent — a major contribution to biodiversity studies. I'm very grateful for the copy you sent — and already going over it, with deep pleasure."

Flora of the Chicago Region News

Links to interviews with Dr. Gerould Wilhelm and Laura Rericha talking about their new book

Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis

Dr. Gerould Wilhelm's New Research on Lichens: Work on a new book—Lichens of the Chicago Region


Laura Rericha's Current Work: Illustrated identification keys to the bees of the Chicago Region


Mary Marguerite Lowther's New Project: Botanical illustrations hand-colored for public art projects based on her work in Flora of the Chicago Region


2018 Field Seminars: Conservation Research Institute is offering two new three-day field seminars, both taught by Dr. Gerould Wilhelm: "Woodlands of the Chicago Region" and "Wetlands of the Chicago Region"