Chicago Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Chicago Field Office

1250 S. Grove, Suite 103
Barrington, IL 60010

Phone: 847/381-2253
FAX: 847/381-2285
TTY: 1-800-877-8339
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2015 News


How Saving One Butterfly Could Help

Save the Prairie

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterfly

Photo by Keenan Adams;USFWS


February 12, 2015


Winter Seed Prep

People love monarch butterflies. They are big, vibrant and easy for people to watch in their gardens. If monarchs disappeared from the landscape, people would notice.

Don’t think of the monarch as one butterfly, think of it as a mosaic of prairie plants and animals that all need the same things - soil, sun and time to grow. Even in the face of massive habitat loss, we have been making a home for monarchs and species of the the wider prairie ecosystem for decades.


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Find out more about the milkweed and nectar plants that are right for your geographic area.





Feb. 9, 2015: Service Teams with Conservation Partners to Launch Campaign to Save Beleaguered Monarch Butterfly, Engage Millions of Americans


News Release

FWS Monarch Home

Monarch Butterfly on New Englad aster. By Joel Trick



Jan. 30, 2015: Service Announcs Annual Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

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Blog: Saving Species with Art »


Southern Sea Otter



Jan. 15, 2015: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Special
Rule to Focus Protections for Northern Long-Eared Bat: Rule Would Apply if Species is Listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act

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Midwest Region: Northern Long-eared Bat Proposal to List »

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Northern long-eared bat



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Last updated: April 21, 2015