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Christmas Bird Count 2017! (And The END OF 2017)

Tis the Christmas season, and for bird obsessives that means Christmas Bird Counts.  Over a hundred years ago, people used to go on Christmas hunts, and some conservation-minded people decided to instead count the birds they could find within a circle of diameter 15 miles.    1,815 more words


It's a Marbled I Got Out Of This After All

So, I like to go off in the wilderness by myself.  It’s not wise, but I do it- too much.  If you’d like to see a complicated map of where and why, look down: 1,113 more words


A Cache of Good Finds

I’m having so much fun with the titles lately.

South of the Shawnee Hills in Illinois (yes, you CAN go that far south) lies an entirely new ecosystem, the Gulf Coastal Plain- several hundred miles from the Ocean.   989 more words

Unusual Habitat

Annual Cache River Days are Sept. 7-10

Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 7-10, 2017
Annual Cache River Days

Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Cache River Days in Ullin. The festival celebrates the half-million acre Cache River Watershed with its forested hills and ancient cypress swamps, looks more like the deep South than Illinois. 513 more words

All The Buzz - Bee Informed

A Southern Swamp in Illinois: Canoeing the Cache River

(State #28/50) “Oh, we’re much more ecologically diverse than Southern Indiana.” A ranger from the Shawnee NF in Illinois told me. Suspicious of this claim, I pressed a bit. 1,690 more words

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