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Michele Steinbacher

A savanna restoration just off Normal’s Main Street could transform a long-forgotten space into an urban ecology showcase for Illinois State University.

a hand holding a fossil
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North and west of Mason City, Iowa, there is a quarry belonging to the LeHigh Cement Company. It's huge. In a "what I did on my summer vacation" moment, ISU Geologist and Paleontologist James "Jed" Day said he found something very cool there.