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  1. 1. Our Digital Field Guide Of the Skokie Lagoons By: Dylan, Nicholle, Carlos, Kevin, and Gillian Home
  2. 2. History of the Skokie Lagoon <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The site of Skokie Lagoons was previously a marsh, known by the Potawatomi name Chewbab Skokie (&quot;Big Wet Prairie&quot;) or Skokie Marsh.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Marsh was partially drained by local farmers, leaving a peatbog.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  During spring floods it became a lake that inundated adjacent property and roads. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Skokie Lagoon Climate <ul><ul><li>Hot in Summer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  Average temp is between </li></ul><ul><li>  60 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cold in Winter   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Average temp is between  </li></ul><ul><li>  26 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Spring could be hot, warm, cold, or cool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Winter Average temp is between 33 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit. </li></ul> 
  4. 4. Recreation at the Skokie Lagoon <ul><li>You Could.... </li></ul><ul><li>Bike </li></ul><ul><li>Fish </li></ul><ul><li>Bird watch  </li></ul><ul><li>Kayak </li></ul><ul><li>  Canoe     </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the forest, prairie and lagoon. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5.    Map of Skokie Lagoons                                                      
  6. 6. Geology <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  As far as we saw at the Skokie lagoons, it was flat land. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the shallowest end of the Lagoon, you would most likely find larvae </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ecology & Ecosystems <ul><ul><li>There are many diverse organisms in or around the Lagoon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All the organisms get along, and there is no fighting for resources </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Best natural features at the Skokie Lagoons <ul><ul><li>The Lagoon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drift wood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>T </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classes near Skokie Lagoon <ul><ul><li>Protists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fungi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inverts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invertebrates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mammals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reptiles </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Protist: Amoeba Scientific names:  Amoeba Proteus   Genus: Amoeba   Species:  A. Proteus Kingdom:  Amoebozoa   Phylum:   Tubulinea   Interesting Fact: This small protozoan uses tentacular protuberances called pseudopodia to move.
  11. 11. Fungi:  Acremonium Scientific names:   Acremonium alternatum   Genus:   Acremonium   Species: A lternatum Kingdom:   Fungi   Phylum: Ascomycota Interesting Fact:   Many species of Acremonium are recognized as opportunistic pathogens of man and animals, causing mycetoma, onychomycosis, and hyalohyphomycosis.
  12. 12. Plant: Buckthorn Scientific name:  Rhamnus cathartica   Genus: Rhamnus   Species: Cathartica  Kingdom:  Plantae   Phylum: Magnoliophyta   Interesting Fact: They are native throughout the temperate and subtropical Northern Hemisphere, and also more locally in the subtropical Southern Hemisphere in parts of Africa and  South America.  
  13. 13. Invertebrate: Mosquitoes Scientific name: Anopheles gambiae   Genus: Culicidae   Species: Culiseta Kingdom:  Animalia   Phylum: Arthopoda   Interesting Fact:  An adult female mosquito consumes  about 5-millionths of a liter in a single blood meal.
  14. 14. Ave: Green Heron Scientific name: Butorides virescens   Genus: Butorides   Species: B. virescens Kingdom:  Animalia   Phylum:  Chordata   Interesting Fact: A group of herons has many collective nouns, including a &quot;battery&quot;, &quot;hedge&quot;, &quot;pose&quot;, &quot;rookery&quot;, and &quot;scattering&quot; of herons.&quot;
  15. 15. Mammal: Gray Fox Scientific name: Urocyon cinereoargenteus   Genus:  Urocyon   Species: Cinereoargenteus Kingdom: Animalia   Phylum: Chordata   Interesting Fact: Gray fox are considered omnivores, therefore they eat a wide variety of foods. Small mammals, eggs, fruit, birds, insects, nuts, berries, and lizards are some of their food choices.
  16. 16. Fish: Largemouth Bass Scientific name: Micropterus salmoides   Genus: Micropterus   Species:Black Bass Kingdom: Animalia   Phylum: Chordata   Interesting Fact: They were originally found only East of the Mississippi River and South of the Great Lakes in the  continental United States .
  17. 17. Reptile: Turtle Scientific name: Testudines   Genus:  Terrapene   Species: Terrapene ornata Kingdom: Animalia   Phylum: Chordata   Interesting Fact: The first known turtles existed 200 million years ago.