Category: Botanical News

Illinois Botanists Big Year 2020 Results

Find the most plant species in Illinois in 2020 and rejoice in your victory! And the winner is… Abel Kinser (@abelkinser) with 978 species! As of 16 January 2021, @abelkinser had 1,301 Research Grade observations of 978 species for 2020. Congrats! 2020 Illinois Botanists Big Year Stats 5,930 observers75,280 Research Grade observations of plants – 33% by people who…
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Proposed changes to the Illinois Endangered and Threatened Plant Species List

Every five years, the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board’s (IESPB) Illinois Endangered Species Technical Advisory Committee (ESTAC) meets to discuss potential changes to the status of Illinois plants and makes recommendations for state listing, delisting, or status changes.