Vascular plants - meet some of the characteristic and unusual plants you'll find in sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region.
Invertebrates - a few of the many invertebrate animals you'll encounter in sand country. Now with updated links.
Links - newly updated, and fully checked. A quick way to find some of the best online resources about prairies and savannas throughout the web.
Sources - books and articles for further reading. Now with links to Amazon.com for convenient book purchases and links to some of the best prairie and savanna bibliographic services on the web.
About Aldo Leopold - links to information and writings by Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac", and founder to the land ethic. One of the most popular pages on bigEastern.com.
Click here to download the EOTP Screensaver 2000 - A photographic screensaver for the PC. Images of the Big Eastern sand prairies and savannas taken by your erstwhile editor on many lovely days during the summer of 2000, using a Nikon CoolPix 950. At 12.4 Megs it is a hefty download, but I wanted to keep the photographs high quality. Created using Macromedia Flash 4 and transformed into a screensaver using FlashForge, a nice shareware package; we tried many. I'm running it on my PC now, and it's working great, but of course, there's no warranty. After all, it is free. I've also created a version with a soundtrack, but that has been running a little rough. Maybe I'll clean it up and post it later, if there's interest in this one.