Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dickson Mounds Museum and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station present Scat as the topic for the next Nature Trek program on Thursday, September 19, 2013. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Wildlife Biologist Jacob Rand will explain how to identify scat, what can be learned from it, and how to use this information in starting an animal population index on your own land.
This program will be held at the Therkildsen Field Station at 6:00 p.m. Dickson Mounds Museum and the University of Illinois at Springfield’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon present Nature Trek, a “walk & talk” science series typically on the third Thursday of the month April through September. 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.