—UPDATE— Vermilion County Nature Hike Series – Satudray, May 19

If we get rain tonight (May 18) or tomorrow (May 19), this hike will be cancelled.  We will reschedule for a later date. feel free to call me (Connie) at 217-516-1792 to inquire about conditions tomorrow.  So very sorry, but after the hail storm Thursday, portions of this trail are already quite wet and muddy. - Connie
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Vermilion County Nature Hike Series – Satudray, May 19

Vermilion County Nature Hike Series Birds and Blooms Sponsored by Middlefork Audubon Society and Illinois Native Plant Society (Forest Glen Chapter) Our next hike is in Russell Duffin Woods Nature Preserve Forest Glen Preserve, Vermilion County, IL When:  Sunday, May 19 Where:  Big Woods (Russell Duffin) parking lot (Forest Glen Preserve) – it’s the first parking lot on the right (east) side of road after the main entrance Time:  1:00 PM Difficulty:  difficult to very difficult – many long, steep slopes Duration:  estimated 2 hours (or more) Russell Duffin Woods is a forest rich in flora and characterized by deeply dissected wooded ravines along the Vermilion River. Mesic beech-maple-tulip poplar forest fills the ravines with dryer oak-hickory forests and woodlands on the uplands. More than 145 plant species have been recorded…
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