I am interested in everything under the sun. I am keenly interested in the native flora and fauna in southern IL... where I grew up and where I live now. I live on 5 acres, semi-secluded, with fields, pasture,woods, and many small ponds adjacent. A little to the west are bluffs, then the Mississippi flood plain(mostly AG fields), and then of course the river. So far I have focused In large part only on my property and surrounding area which has quite a variety and also a little on the 10 acres where I grew up which is a hour or so East of here.