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March Program

This year’s program will be interesting and timely. Chris Benda, who was our Banquet speaker for 2016, will present Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers. What better topic to think about as we are on the cusp of spring?

To quote Benda: “Spring is a magical time in Illinois and one reason is because of the incredible diversity of ephemeral wildflowers.  These are plants that flower in the spring and only last a short time.  This presentation will feature a selection of these colorful and conspicuous plants, along with interesting information about their identification and natural history.”

Come planning to be inspired to venture outdoors for a visit with the ephemerals. The program will be held on Sunday, March18, at 2 pm in the Kickapoo Center, 1919 N. Limekiln Rd., Oregon. It is free and open to the public. Children are welcome with an adult. Light refreshments will be served.


Spring Banquet

Sunday April 29, 2018 at Lorado Taft Field Campus, Oregon, IL.

Paul Rieger will be presenting on Grasslands, Bison and Indigenous People.

Details to be posted.


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