Observations of American badgers, taxidea taxus (Schreber, 1777) (mammalia, carnivora), in a restored tallgrass prairie in Illinois, USA, with a new county record of successful reproduction
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American Badgers, Taxidea taxus (Schreber, 1777) are poorly studied relative to other North American carnivores. We report on observations of American Badgers within a restored tallgrass prairie ecosystem owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy in Illinois. We documented badgers at six camera locations, including two prairie restorations re-stored from row crop agriculture in 2002 and 2015. In addition, we confirmed breeding activity in Ogle County, filling a gap in the known breeding distribution of American Badgers in Illinois. We provide context for these observations and suggestions for future research.
Breeding, Camera trap, Distribution, Ogle County, The Nature Conservancy
Vanek, John P.; Fliginger, Jess; and King, Richard B., "Observations of American badgers, taxidea taxus (Schreber, 1777) (mammalia, carnivora), in a restored tallgrass prairie in Illinois, USA, with a new county record of successful reproduction" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 339.
Department of Biological Sciences; Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (Environmental Studies)