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Trunk of swamp white oak tree. Tree trunk in center of image amidst fallen leaves with a fallen tree trunk behind and to the left and wooded vegetation in the background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Quercus bicolor, DuPage County, Illinois
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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A group of trees with central tree as subject. Tree at center has a light colored line across trunk toward bottom of plate possibly due to a light shadow or marking.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, DuPage, Illinois
Seven Belted Kingfisher nestlings crowded together on ground with grasses in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Megaceryle alcyon, DuPage, Illinois
View of American chestnut tree in full foliage in center of image amidst tall vegetation, which partially hides the trunk.; 11/17/18: magnification on the tree trunk shows a young boy touching the tree, identity unknown [Dawn Roberts, Sheila Navas]
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, American chestnut, Castanea dentata, Illinois
Trunk of Carolina silverbell (?) tree. Thin tree trunk with mottled bark leans diagonally in center of image amidst grasses and fallen branches with wooded vegetation in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Halesia carolina, Johnson County, Illinois
Trunk of devil's walkingstick tree. Tree trunk with spiny outgrowths in center of image amidst fallen leaves and underbrush with wooded vegetation in background and extremely bent tree trunk in left background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Aralia spinosa, Johnson County, Illinois
Trunks of Tree of Heaven trees. Two tree trunks adjacent at their base in center of image amidst grassy vegetation, with wooden fence behind.the trees and a row of trees in the background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Heaven trees, Ailanthus altissima, Illinois
Purple Martin bird house with bird perched on edge of house feeding young inside.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Progne subis, DuPage, Illinois
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Large prairie/field of grasses with a patchy tree line on the horizon and a black shape (a handkerchief at nest site) at center in midground.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, ecology, environment
Jungle setting filled with dense tropical vegetation including tall large leafed plants at center
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, ecology, environment
A field/prairie in foreground with treeline and dense vegetation in background against sky on horizon. Taller leafy prairie plants in foreground with shorter homogenous grasses in midground.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, ecology, environment
Two young Belted Kingfishers on dirt both with gapes open in foreground.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Megceryle alcyon, Belted Kingfisher, ecology, environment
Trunk of American chestnut tree. Tree trunk in center of image on ground sloping downward to the right amidst underbrush and fallen leaves with wooded vegetation in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, American chestnut, Castanea dentata, Illinois
Close-up of high blackberry plant with focus on the flowers.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Rubus allegheniensis
A bird's nest, Meadowlark, containing five speckled eggs at center surrounded by grasses.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Sturnella magna, Eastern Meadowlark, ecology, environment
Birds-eye view of bird's nest [Prairie Chicken] at bottom of patch of tall grasses containing 8 eggs.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Tympanuchus cupido, Greater Prairie Chicken, ecology,...
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Image shows a three-toed sloth (locality suggests a Brown-throated Sloth) hanging on wooden blinds near a doorway just inside the door of a building
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, mammals, Bradypus variegatus, Brown-throated Sloth
Trunk of chinkapin oak tree. Tree trunk in center of image amidst fallen leaves and underbrush with wooded vegetation in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Quercus muehlenbergii, Johnson County, Illinois
Trunk of bur oak tree. Tree trunk in center of image amidst scattered clumps of vegetation with shrubby and woody vegetation in the near background and trees in the far background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Quercus macrocarpa, DuPage County, Illinois
Close-up of cinnamon fern plant with focus on the fiddleheads (juvenile fronds).
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Osmunda cinnamomea
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Image shows a man standing beneath trees looking up surrounded by vegetation in what appears to be a jungle setting
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, French Guiana
A bird house belonging to a nesting Purple Martin.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Progne subis, DuPage, Illinois
Empty bird's nest in the fork of a tree with blurred foliage in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, DuPage, Illinois
Tree trunk in center of image, could be a species of ash. Tree stands wooded area with visible undergrowth.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Tree, Plants
Three songbird nestlings (possibly goldfinch) sitting in their nest in a tree seen in foreground at center.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Carduelis tristis, American Goldfinch, ecology, environment
Indoor scene of study with two pictures hanging on wall (one a portrait of a lion at left) and a taxidermied Least Bittern (best guess) whose mount is placed on a stack of tree and bird guidebook.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, DuPage, Illinois
Dead Pinnated Grouse (aka: Greater Prairie Chicken) hanging by a rope tied around its foot against a cloth (burlap?) in background. Bird may be the same female Prairie Chicken photographed against a different cloth background found in previous image.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Tympanuchus cupido, Greater Prairie Chicken, ecology,...
Nest and 11 eggs of the King Rail. The loose nest of grasses seen at center containing the 11 speckled eggs.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, DuPage, Rallus eleganus, Illinois
Dead Pinnated Grouse (Greater Prairie Chicken) hanging by a rope tied around its foot against a cloth (burlap?) background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Tympanuchus cupido, Greater Prairie Chicken, ecology,...
Image shows a dead female mallard (?) hanging upside down with its foot tied to a rope with head and neck of bird lying on table top
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Anas platyrhynchos, Mallard Duck (Female), ecology, environment
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Group portrait with two men seated each holding their hat and two mean standing behind them. Garden setting with large leafed plant in background
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, French Guiana
Close-up of blackberry plant with focus on the flowers.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Rubus sp
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Dead mink lying against a monochrome background (likely a table top).
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, mammals, Neovision vision, American Mink, ecology, environment
Close-up of great mullein plant with focus on flowers, leaves, and stems.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Verbascum thapsus
View of house with picket fence in front. In front of house from left to right are: one man standing in gateway holding an axe; one man sitting in a tree; seated person holding baby; boy, man, and short person standing at fence.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Illinois
Bird's nest with five speckled eggs found in cup of nest which is located off the ground-perhaps in a pine tree [Needles visible in TR] or in a shrub.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Quiscalus quiscula, Common Grackle, ecology, environment
Wooded area with slight clearing in foreground and denser vegetation in background. Ground littered with dried leaves.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, ecology, environment
Nest and eggs of the Greater Prairie Chicken. Nest at center contains a dozen or more eggs with some feathers lining nest.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Tympanuchus cupido, Greater Prairie Chicken, ecology,...
Nest and eggs of the American Woodcock. Four speckled eggs in a nest amongst dried leaves on ground.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Scolopax minor, American Woodcock, ecology, environment
Close-up profile of a Nighthawk perched on top of a tree stump.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Chordeiles minor, American (Common) Nighthawk, ecology,...
Bird's eye view of a street in a city. Group of banana trees in foreground (BL) with rooftops and other trees in midground extending back toward the horizon line. Hill/rock formation in background at right
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, French Guiana
Portrait of Mrs. James C. Gault (B.T. Gault's mother) outdoors. She is facing camera and stands near a large potted plant.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, people
Two young Kestrels (or Sparrowhawks) in nest. Bird on right is in profile and bird on left has head down.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Falco sparverius, American Kestrel, ecology, environment
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Image shows a tall ant mound in foreground amongst dense tropical vegetation
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, insects, Azteca, Arboreal Ant
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Image shows thick jungle vegetation with ferns in foreground and tree in midground at center
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, French Guiana
Nest and three eggs of the Field Sparrow as viewed through a mirror angled toward the nest on a pole.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Spizella pusilla, DuPage, Illinois
Image shows a busy market scene with various goods displayed on rugs and mats on ground with crowds moving throughout market.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, City of Cayenne, French Guiana
Tree trunk in center of image, possibly some sort of oak tree, grassy patch near base of tree on right, with a number of smaller trees or saplings in background. Ground is covered with leaves.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Tree, Plants
Four Purple Martin nestlings in their nest in the corner of a wooden box/other structure. Gapes of nestlings are open and begging.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Progne subis, DuPage, Illinois
Trees of the species Cratageus gaultii photographed in wooded clearing.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Cratageus gaultii, DuPage, Illinois
Yellow-billed Cuckoo sitting on its nest amongst dense foliage in a tree. Profile of the bird, facing right, can be seen in background at about center of plate.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Coccyzus americanus, DuPage, Illinois
Image shows two dead ducks hanging next to one another upside down by rope against a monochrome background
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Mallard, Wood Duck, ecology, environment
A large house, in center, with several people standing on the porch and sitting on the steps.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, DuPage County, Illinois
Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Museum Collections and Archives
by Benjamin T. Gault
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Swamp or small lake scene with shoreline vegetation at right edge of frame and opposite shoreline and its reflection in the water in the background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, ecology, environment
View of wooden house with a man standing on the lowest step, with grassy area in foreground and an object lying left of center on the grassy area.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Johnson County, Illinois
Nest and five eggs of a Bobolink. The five speckled eggs are found at the bottom center of the frame amongst grasses.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, Bobolink, ecology, environment
Possibly a Cornus florida, Eastern Flowering Dogwood, tree trunk in center of image, because bark is broken up into distinctive plates or scales. Tree is in open meadow or edge of woodland with one tree visible to the right of the trunk in the background. Open sky visible on left side of image.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Eastern-Flowering-Dogwood, Tree, Plants
Blue Jay nestlings (3) in nest in fork of tree.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Cyanocitta cristata, Blue jay, ecology, environment
Trunk of Carolina silverbell (?) tree. Thin tree trunk with mottled bark leans diagonally in center of image amidst fallen leaves and grasses with wooded vegetation in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Halesia carolina, Johnson County, Illinois
View of town from water with buildings and harbor on shoreline. Water in mid and foreground.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault
Dead Pinnated Grouse (Greater Prairie Chicken) hanging by a rope tied around its foot against a monochrome background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Tympanuchus cupido, DuPage, Illinois
Beach scene with sand in foreground and a treeling in midground with large mangrove tree roots streching out on sand
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, French Guiana
Dead Pinnated Grouse (aka: Greater Prairie Chicken) hanging by a rope tied around its foot against a cloth (burlap?) in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Tympanuchus cupido, Greater Prairie Chicken, ecology,...
Trunk of bald cypress tree. Tree trunk in center of image with several vertical woody segments extending outward at the base; to the right is a man in a suit with his right hand on the trunk with wooded vegetation in the background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Taxodium distichum, Illinois
View of country road with trees and vegetation on either side of road
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, French Guiana
Trunk of red mulberry tree. Tree trunk in center of image with large stone ro the right of base amidst fallen leaves and grasses with wooded vegetation in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Morus rubra, Johnson County, Illinois
Blanding's turtle plastron photographed against a monochrome background
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, turtle, Emydiodea blandingii, Blandings Turtle, endangered, ecology,...
Trunk of water tupelo tree. Tree trunk in center of image with several vertical woody segments extending outward at the base; to the left is a man in a hat leaning against the trunk with wooded vegetation in the background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Pulaski County, Nyssa aquatica, Illinois
Young Red-eyed Vireo, blurry, perched on the edge of a nest surrounded by leaves in tree.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Viero olivaceus, DuPage, Illinois
A small island on a lake covered in trees and shrubs reflected in water. Grassy shore in foreground.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, DuPage, Illinois
Four young Kestrels (or Sparrowhawks) perched on nest material outdoors. Trees blurred in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Falco sparverius, American Kestrel, ecology, environment
Turk's Cap Lily with two blooming flower heads on either side and two flower buds at center-plant fills majority of frame. Blurred vegetation/landscape in background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, DuPage, Lilium superbum, Illinois
Two young nestlings, possibly Black-billed Cuckoos photographed on paper.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, birds, Coccyzus erythropthalmus, Black-billed Cuckoo, ecology,...
Mounted Short-eared Owl specimen attached to a wooden base, photographed against a monochrome background.
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Benjamin T. Gault, Asio flammeus, DuPage, Illinois
Image shows a field with scattered trees, the subject is a tree found at center, may be another example of Cratageus gaultii
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, plants, Crataegus gaultii, Hawthorn, ecology, environment