Monthly Archives: September 2012

Christmas Bird Count

[ December 17, 2012; ] Monday, December 17, 6 a.m. to Sunset

Join us for a holiday tradition! The Christmas Bird Count is an all-day census of early winter  bird populations. This conservation effort has been conducted throughout the entire country during mid-December for more than 100 years. The information gathered has resulted in the longest running database in ornithology. The [...]

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Holiday Open House

[ December 6, 2012; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come one, come all to celebrate the holiday season!  Staff from the Cache River Wetlands Joint Venture will have good food to share and festivities to go around. For more information, call Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at (618) 634-2231.

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Winter Flower ID

[ November 24, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, November 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Discover the beauty of the remains of summer flowering plants.  Species that were barely noticeable in the summer can be easily identified by striking seed pods or unique silhouettes this time of year.  Many of them do not resemble the plant of the summer, but by checking the [...]

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Wild Weekend

[ October 13, 2012; ] Saturday, October 13
In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge will provide guided canoe tours along the Old Cache Channel. This abandoned section of river is maintained by the Ohio River flood gates. The area provides habitat for a diversity of wildlife and an opportunity to fish, hunt, canoe, and watch [...]

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Cache River Wetlands Guided Hike

[ October 8, 2012; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] [caption id="attachment_1317" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Log cabin dates back to 1853."][/caption]

Monday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Indulge in the beauty of the Cache River wetlands on a guided hike that features the rich natural and cultural history of the area.  Start the day with a walk on a floating boardwalk that meanders into the Heron [...]

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For the Love of Monarchs!

[ September 15, 2012; 3:30 am to 3:30 pm. September 22, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. September 29, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, September 15, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays, September, 22 & 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Each year the monarch butterfly makes an incredible journey from North America to Mexico but little is known about their trip and the many threats that have caused this butterfly to dwindle to the lowest population levels in [...]

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Fall Mushroom Hike

[ September 9, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Fall Mushroom Hike
Sunday, September 9, 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join Joe McFarland, local author of Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States, for a presentation on common mushrooms found in Illinois.  He will be giving a stunning photo presentation on the different types of fungus found in this area, at the Cache River Wetlands Center. [...]

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Cache River Days

[ September 8, 2012; ] Join the Friends at Cache River Days in Ullin on Saturday, September 8.

Don’t miss the 18th Annual Cache River Days in Ullin! Food, music, exhibits, and family activities are just part of the fun. Enjoy guided canoe tours through the Cache River Wetlands. Resource staff will provide an intimate look at ancient bald cypress trees [...]

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