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Caption suggestion: The federally threatened Eastern prairie fringed orchid is protected in Illinois by trapping beavers that flood areas where orchids grow.
 
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Caption suggestion: The state endangered Forster's tern and their eggs are protected from predation by trapping raccoons, coyotes and other mammals that pose a threat during the nesting season.
 
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Caption suggestion: The state endangered greater prairie chicken and their eggs are protected by trapping raccoons, striped skunks and opossums that pose a threat during nesting season.
 

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