If you've lived in Illinois long enough, you're probably really enjoying the mild February temperatures...and you keep wondering when winter will remember it's still winter and hit us with more cold and ice. It turns out that being optimistic that spring is starting early isn't such a bad idea after all, because it looks like it will.
A yard full of hummingbirds is a delight, but to get them attracted to your house requires having a hummingbird feeder (or lots of flowers that they love). With the weather getting warmer and warmer even though we're in February, you might be wondering when would be the best time to put your hummingbird feeders back up.
There are far more endangered and threatened animal species in Illinois than I have space to write about, but here are a few you may have heard of, and maybe a couple of animals you didn't even know were living in Illinois.