Vermilion County Nature Hike Series – Saturday, April 20

Vermilion County Nature Hike Series

Birds and Blooms

Sponsored by Middlefork Audubon Society and

Illinois Native Plant Society (Forest Glen Chapter)

Celebrate the coming Earth Day!:  Hike in the Middle Fork Woods Nature Preserve

Spring wildflowers, Ephemeral ponds, Shooting stars!

When:  Saturday, April 20

Where:  Cypress area parking lot (Kickapoo State Park)

Time:  9:30 AM AM

Difficulty:  Moderate hiking  – but be prepared for wet and muddy conditions

Duration:  estimated 1 to 2 hours

Join us Saturday, April 20 to hike the Middle Fork Woods Nature Preserve in Kickapoo State Park. This nature preserve holds ephemeral ponds with swamp white oaks, steep ravines with mature trees, and slopes with spring wildflowers.  Keep your fingers crossed that the spring season will favor us with a beautiful display of Shooting star flowers on the western slopes!

Meet at the Cypress area parking lot in Kickapoo State Park at 9:30 AM.  The parking lot just west of the river.  If you get to the river, you’ve gone too far!

Be prepared for wet and muddy conditions!  Bring binoculars (for birding) and water to drink.

of a skunk.  Vermilion County is lucky to contain several seep communities.  Some of which are on public land and accessible to any that wish to visit. 

Contact Connie Cunningham or Suzanne Smith for more information.

Connie:  217-526-1792;   conniejcunningham@gmail.com   

or

Suzanne: 217-621-7528; suzanne56smith@gmail.com