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Join the Land for Learning Naturalist staff as we bird on land and water to take a close look at the flora and fauna of this southern Illinois region.
After an early morning birding hike, we will board canoes for a paddle. Cypress and Tupelo trees will line our canoe trail while we learn about the diversity and adaptations that have occurred over time. Hear about the settlement of the region, and the development and significance of this wetland complex.
We will also take time along the course of the day to listen to the Voices of the Cache as singer/songwriter/naturalist Curt Carter shares the power of inspiration this wetland has provided him for the past 30 years. Experience spring migrants from a canoe and meet the State Record Bald Cypress along the way. Hike will be easy to moderate on level paths, no canoe experience necessary.
Trip Leader: Curt Carter
Cost of trip includes van transport, lunch, water, snacks, canoes, jackets and paddles.
More details including lodging suggestions will be sent along with registration confirmation.
Maximum Field Trip Capacity: 18 people