Student Blogs

Picture Perfect

Wildlife photography is more than just sitting in the woods with your camera, hoping that something cool will walk past for you to photograph. There’s a whole different aspect to it that not many realize….
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Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft

Did you know? There are over 15,000 species of butterflies around the world, and about 750 butterfly species here in the United States! Butterflies come in a multitude of colors, which is created by the…
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Snapping off a Few Facts

There are many native species of turtles found in Illinois. Arguably, one of the most memorable species that presents to the Wildlife Medical Clinic (WMC) is the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Snapping turtles are…
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Turtle Radiography

Here at the Wildlife Medical Clinic, we take digital radiographs, or x-rays, when we want to examine patients of all species and sizes. Radiographs are images of the body used to evaluate internal structures like…
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A Turtle-y Awesome Case

An adult female Eastern box turtle (Terrapene Carolina) was presented to the Wildlife Medical Clinic (WMC) in October for potential blindness. On exam, the turtle was found to have several abnormalities, including eyelids that were…
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Pelican Case Study

This adult male American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) presented to the Wildlife Medical Clinic in late November. The finders had been watching him on a local lake for the summer and were concerned that he…
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Spring in Illinois

As the snow melts and temperatures increase, Illinois will once again become alive with the sights, scents, and sounds of spring. Hibernating animals will emerge, butterflies and bees will be busy at work collecting pollen,…
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