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Fred Delcomyn

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Connection to Illinois: Delcomyn lives in Urbana.

Biography: Fred Delcomyn serves on the board of directors of Grand Prairie Friends, a conservation organization in east-central Illinois involved in prairie restoration projects. Delcomyn, a certified master naturalist and professor emeritus of the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois, is the author of Foundations of Neurobiology along with numerous scholarly articles on insects.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

A Backyard Prairie: The Hidden Beauty of Tallgrass and Wildflowers
ISBN: 0809338181 OCLC: 1196822442

Southern Illinois University Press 2021

The book celebrates the beauty of a 2.5-acre restored grassland with lively commentary, vivid descriptions, and striking, detailed photographs of the native plants and animals that inhabit it. The authors describe how they prepared the soil, selected and planted seeds, and dealt with unwanted invasive species and weeds--