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  Nature Trek Series - Plants of the Praire: Past and Present   

Nature Trek Series - Plants of the Praire: Past and Present

  • Location: ISM Dickson Mounds Museum, Lewistown
  • Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Amy McEuen is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) where she teaches courses in ecology and conservation.  She holds a PhD in Terrestrial Ecology from the University of Michigan. She and her students have been studying the tallgrass prairie restoration that began at Emiquon in 2007. Mike Wiant is the Director of the Dickson Mounds Museum with expertise in archeology and human ecology.  Join them for a prairie “Walk and Talk” at the Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm.  They will discuss the Emiquon restoration in the context of global change. Their talk will be followed by a walk through the prairie restoration sites to learn plant names and examine impacts of the recent flooding.

Dickson Mounds Museum and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon present Nature Trek, a new “walk & talk” science series on the third Thursday of the month April through September at 6:00 p.m. at the Therkildsen Field Station, located at 11316 N Prairie Road, Lewistown, off of Hwy IL-78.  After a brief introduction to a particular topic, the group will trek to different locations on the Emiquon Campus where trip leaders will share their understanding of plants, animals, human history, earth history, and the sky.  Admission is free and registration is not required.  All ages are welcome.  Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and wear proper footwear as much of the program will be held outdoors and includes walking on uneven terrain.

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