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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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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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Cold Blooded Creatures of the Cache

[ August 25, 2012; 1:00 am 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 these unique characteristics and have the opportunity to experience [...]

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Cache River Nature Fest – 2012

[ May 12, 2012; 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us for the 11th 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 demonstrations, [...]

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Frog & Toad Call Survey

[ January 28, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Four times between February and June, volunteers gear up with thermometers, clipboards, and data sheets to venture out into the evening to conduct frog and toad audible surveys in the Cache River watershed. Volunteers who want to take part in this state wide monitoring program can join us at this orientation on January 28th from 1 pm to 3 pm to learn more about the population trends of Illinois’ frogs & toads. For more information, call the Cache River Wetlands Center at (618) 657-2064. Continue reading

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