Monthly Archives: April 2011

Wetland Warriors Come Through for the Cache

Creal Springs middle-schoolers, the Wetland Warriors, win the Disney Planet Challenge Award. Read about it in the Southern.

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One of a Kind

One of a Kind: Groups work to preserve and promote the unique the unique biodiversity of the Cache River area by Adam Testa, The Southern
Members of Friends take The Southern reporter, Adam Testa, on a tour.
 
 

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Southern Article–Nature Fest

April 30 a special day for the Cache
An article in The Southern about the upcoming Nature Fest

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Holiday Open House

[ December 8, 2011; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Come one, come all to celebrate the holiday season!  December 8, 2011 . 11am-3pm . Cypress Creek NWR office located at 137 Rustic Campus Drive, Ullin, IL 62992.

Food, beverages and festivities provided! People can feel free to bring a dish to share but are not required to.

For more information call Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at 618-634-2231.
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Cache River Wetlands Guided Hike

[ October 10, 2011; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Indulge in the beauty of the Cache River wetlands as we show off our trails. This guided hike will orient you to the natural and cultural history of the area as you view some beautiful sites. Start the day with a walk on a floating boardwalk that meanders into Heron Pond’s cathedral of bald cypress [...]

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For the Love of Monarchs!

[ September 24, 2011; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. October 1, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. October 8, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. October 15, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] The monarch butterflies’ 2,500-mile migration from various North American sites to Mexico is endangered due to habitat loss Help us contribute to an international effort called Project Monarch Watch. Join us for a presentation about monarchs in the morning followed by netting, tagging and releasing monarchs during their migration south to Mexico. The next three [...]

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Cache River Days — Ullin

[ September 10, 2011; ] Cache River Days! Don’t miss the 17th Annual Cache River Days in Ullin, Illinois. The event will take place September 10-11, 2011. The weekend event includes food, music, exhibits, and a variety of family activities including guided canoe tours and bike rides through the Cache River Wetlands. Continue reading

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Cold-blooded Creatures of the Cache

[ August 27, 2011; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] How can you tell a male box turtle from a female? If you step on a cottonmouth snake will it bite? How can you tell a venomous copperhead from a harmless prairie king snake? What kind of skink has a blue tipped tail? Distinguish some of the unique characteristics and have the opportunity  experience an [...]

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Biodiversity of the Cache

[ August 6, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] John Schwegman of Metropolis will give an illustrated lecture on the biodiversity (the diversity of life) within the Cache River watershed a 10 AM Saturday August 6 at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center on Route 37 south of Cypress. Continue reading

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Music in the Cache

[ June 25, 2011; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Music is everywhere you look, or rather listen. Frogs and birds sing in the swamps and forests. Winds and rain sweep through the trees and wetlands. We will listen to nature’s melodies on a hike and create our own compositions through guided activities. So tun up, it’s time to shake, rattle and ribbit! For more [...]

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