Hikers Explore: Frogs & Fireflies

Our monthly hiking club events have been some of our most attended. In March, we hosted a Frog Hike at Poag Sand Prairie, with a talk by SIUE biologist Dr. Rick Essner. Attendees observed an endangered Illinois Chorus Frog up close, and a few of the younger attendees even dared to catch a few frogs from the pond!

We brought our Watershed Adventures and Discovery Experiences (WADE) series back in June for another Discover a Wetland! Firefly Hike at Arlington Wetlands. SIUE entomologist, Dr. Jake Williams, gave a great talk on fireflies and other insects and brought along blacklights to see a few species up close!

We are excited to continue offering adventures throughout the year. Here are some of our upcoming hikes and adventures. You can always find more information on the events page of our website.