Given this year’s flooding — and once-in-a-hundred-years storms that are happening semi-regularly — perhaps it’s worth considering the impact of global change via Emiquon.
So this month’s Nature Trek “walk and talk” science series explores the prairie restoration project at Emiquon with an emphasis on the impacts of recent floods. The session begins with discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon. Then it continues with a walk through the tallgrass prairie to take a look firsthand.
Speakers are Amy McEuen, associate professor in the biology department at University of Illinois Springfield, and Michael Wiant, Director of Dickson Mounds Museum.
Nature Trek is held on the third Thursday of each month from April through September. It is free, for all ages, and no registration is required. But participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for both hiking and the weather.
The story was featured by the Peoria Journal Star on July 9, 2013.
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