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Cypress Creek Christmas Bird Count

Monday, December 16, 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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Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 5, 11am-3pm
Location: Cypress Creek Refuge Office
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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Wild Weekend Saturday

October 12, All Day
Location: Lower Cache Access In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge will provide guided canoe tours to Eagle Pond and highlight ancient cypress trees and wetland wildlife. Reservations are required for the canoe tour; reserve your spot beginning September 12th. For more information call Cypress Creek National [...]

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Cache River Days–Ullin

Saturday, September 7—All Day
Location: City Park in Ullin, Illinois
Don’t miss the 19th 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 while experiencing the sights [...]

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Cold-blooded Creatures of the Cache

Saturday, August 24, 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? Distinguish some of these unique characteristics and have the opportunity to [...]

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Free Fishing Day at the Cache

Date: June TBA
Location: Shawnee Community College Pond
Come out for a fun afternoon of fishing! Kids can learn the basics of knot-tying, hook- baiting and casting. Rods and reels will be loaned on a first come first-served basis. No fishing license is required for the day. For more information, call Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge at [...]

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Movie Night at the Cache–Is That a Skunk?

May Movie Night Featured Presentation: Is That a Skunk?

Location: Cache River Wetlands Center
Grab your family and friends for a relaxing evening with your fellow nature lovers to watch Is That a Skunk?
This year’s movie series theme is, “Game Species: More Than Just Food”. We will focus on the natural history of hunted species found within [...]

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Cache River Nature Fest

Saturday, May 11, 8am-4pm Location: Cache River Wetlands Center
Join us for the 12th year of Cache River Nature Fest, an event that highlights the rich diversity of habitats and wildlife in the Cache River Watershed! Guided canoe tours, bike trips, hikes, and special presentations will be scheduled throughout the day and will feature live animal [...]

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Wild Orchids, Lilies and Irises of the Cache River Basin

Saturday, March 23, 10am-11am
Location: Cache River Wetlands Center
Naturalists John and Martha Schwegman will take you on a virtual tour to learn about these wild flowers found within the Cache River Basin. A photo presentation of these beautiful wildflowers will highlight their flowering time, ecology, habitat, and distribution. For more information, call the Cache River Wetlands [...]

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Hummingbirds-Winged Jewels

Saturday, March 16, 1pm-3pm
Location: Cache River Wetlands Center
Get ready for the spring migration of hummingbirds by preparing your yard or garden for their arrival. The right habitat will supply these jewels of the sky with enough food resources and nesting opportunities that they will make their home in the neighborhood.
For more information, call the Cache [...]

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