Cache River Nature Fest is May 7

Shawnee Forest Country

Saturday, May 7, 2016cache river days

10 am – 4 pm Rain or Shine!
Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, IL 62923

Come to beautiful southernmost Illinois this spring to celebrate one of the state’s great natural wonders! The 15th Annual Cache River Nature Fest will feature a variety of programs, including live animal exhibits and hands-on activities for nature lovers of all ages. The event focuses on the Cache River Wetlands and the region’s unique diversity of plants and animals.

Heron Pond boardwalk.jpgFrom 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 7, staff and volunteers from Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of the Cache and the Cache River State Natural Area will provide regional information, guided tours and many wildlife watching opportunities. The event is organized around six outdoor areas, including a “Kidz Corner,” that showcase fish, birds, native plants, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Each area includes…

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