Frog Walk – Poag Sand Prairie

Poag Sand Prairie 4836 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL, United States

Learn about early spring frogs in southwestern Illinois in this easy, family-friendly walk through one of our favorite natural areas. Learn to identify certain frog calls and see if you can find any frogs as we walk! How to come prepared: This event will be outdoors during the evening (when the frogs call) rain or […]

$10.00

Full Moon Hike – Stemler Cave Woods

Stemler Cave Woods Nature Preserve 2200 Stemler Road, Millstadt, Illinois, United States

Join us for a hike under the full moon! How to come prepared: This event will be outdoors during the night. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions and wear comfortable walking shoes, with good tread (it can be slippery this time of year). Flashlights or headlamps are recommended but not required. Registration required below. Donations are […]

Free

Sunset Prairie Walk at Poag Sand Prairie

Poag Sand Prairie 4836 Street Car Rd, Edwardsville, IL, United States

Learn about the rare sand prairie habitat in the Edwardsville area. Conservation staff will discuss some of the unique plants and animals that live in sand prairies and explain the restoration efforts happening on the property. Wear sturdy walking shoes. The trails are not paved. This walk is made possible thanks to a grant from […]

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REGISTRATION FULL: Frog Walk on World Frog Day

Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary 3805 Wanda Road, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

REGISTRATION IS FULL AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2024 Join Dr. Rick Essner from SIUE Biology for an evening stroll at Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary to listen for spring frog calls on World Frog Day. We have the potential to see and/or hear spring peepers, cricket frogs, southern leopard frogs, and Illinois Chorus Frogs. Sometimes, we […]

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REGISTRATION FULL: History + Nature Walk at Engelmann Farm

Engelmann Farm 309 Shiloh Station Rd, O'Fallon, Illinois, United States

Sitting in pride of place, atop one of the highest points in the region, you will find Engelmann Farm - winding trails through former farmland offer an exceptional view of the Shiloh Valley, virgin forests, and historic homes that remain provide a glimpse into the rich history of the land. Engelmann Farm is now a […]

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REGISTRATION FULL: History + Nature Walk at Engelmann Farm

Engelmann Farm 309 Shiloh Station Rd, O'Fallon, Illinois, United States

Sitting in pride of place, atop one of the highest points in the region, you will find Engelmann Farm - winding trails through former farmland offer an exceptional view of the Shiloh Valley, virgin forests, and historic homes that remain provide a glimpse into the rich history of the land. Engelmann Farm is now a […]

Free

Bird Migration Walk

Arlington Wetlands Arlington Drive Il, Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Join us for a walk through Arlington Wetlands. Learn about the birds that call Arlington Wetlands home and the great migration of birds through the Mississippi River flyway. Arlington Wetlands consists of a gravel path, a floating boardwalk, and a mowed path through a prairie. Close-toed shoes are recommended for this walk. We also encourage […]

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Cactus Blossom Walk

Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary 3805 Wanda Road, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

Did you know that southern Illinois has a native cactus? It's true! The prickly pear cactus (Opuntia cespitosa) is found in the sandy soils along the Mississippi River. Our newest preserve, Knoll Family Wildlife Sanctuary in Edwardsville, has a HUGE population of these plants. They tend to bloom in late May - July. We hope […]

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*REGISTRATION FULL* Strawberry Full Moon Hike

Silver Lake Park, Highland IL 3099 Highland Park Rd, Highland, Illinois

Join us for a hike under the Strawberry Moon at Highland Silver Lake! REGISTRATION FULL - Register here. "The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Today, […]

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