Category Archives: Events & Activities

Upcoming Events in the Cache River Watershed

2014 Christmas Bird Count

Monday, December TBA, 6am-Sunset
Location: Cypress Creek Refuge Office
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. [...]

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2014 Holiday Open House

[ December 4, 2014; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Thursday, December 4, 2014 11am-3pm

Location: Cypress Creek Refuge Office

Come one, come all to celebrate the holiday season!  Friends and staff welcome you for good food and friendship. For more information, call Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at (618) 634-2231.

 

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Winter Plant I.D.

[ November 15, 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, November 15, 1pm-3pm

Location: Cache River Wetlands Center

Discover the beauty of the remains of summer flowing plants and grasses. The naked plant may not Continue reading

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Wetland Wild Eatables

[ October 18, 2014; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Saturday, October 18, 10am-12pm

Location: Cache River Wetlands Center

Come join us for a real taste of the wetlands! Continue reading

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Wild Weekend

[ October 10, 2014; ] Friday, October 10, All Day

Location: Lower Cache Access
In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week Continue reading

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Monarch Migration

[ September 20, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, September 20, 10am–3pm

Location: Cache River Wetlands Center

The orange and black monarch butterfly migrates up to 2500 miles from various North American sites to central Mexico for the winter. Continue reading

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Cache River Days-Ullin

[ September 6, 2014; ] Saturday, September 6—All Day

Location: City Park in Ullin, Illinois

Don’t miss the 20th Annual Cache River Days in Ullin! Food, music, exhibits, and family activities Continue reading

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Cold-blooded Creatures of the Cache

[ August 23, 2014; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Saturday, August 23, 1pm-4pm

Location: Cache River Wetlands Center & Heron Pond Trailhead

How can you tell a male box turtle from a female? Can you tell a venomous copperhead from a harmless prairie king snake, and what kind of skink has a blue tipped tail? Continue reading

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Cache River Junior Naturalist Day

[ July 13, 2014; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Sunday, July 13, 10am – 3pm

Location: Cache River Wetlands Center

Calling all future naturalists! Explore the ecology and history of the Cache River wetlands through art, hands-on learning, and simply getting out into the wild! Those who complete the program will become a Cache River Junior Naturalist and receive a patch and certificate. This program is recommended for children age 7 thru 15. Remember to bring a lunch! Registration begins June 13th. For more information, call Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at (618) 634-2231. Continue reading

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Hunters of the Night

[ June 14, 2014; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, June 14, 1pm-3pm

Location: Cache River Wetlands Center

The owls of Illinois are equipped for survival! Learn about these fascinating creatures as we explore the different species of owls found in Illinois, Continue reading

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