Pleased to share news of two initiatives of The Nature Conservancy:

Emiquon

Emiquon Preserve in Illinois is home to thousands of birds at the Conservancy’s 6.600 acre preserve. “Millions of migrating waterfowl rely on this restored wetland along the Illinois River.” Explore this wetland wonder in Lewistown, Illinois soon.

Learn more at http://www.experienceemiquon.com/content/nature-conservancy-emiquon-preserve

NachusaIllinois, the Prairie State, has over 3,000 acres of prairie, oak savanna, and wetland habitats restored by The Nature Conservancy. It is a critical habitat for migratory birds, and in Fall 2014, it will also be home to bison.  Yes, the conservancy in Illinois has restored the Nachusa Grasslands to a level that can support bison and other wildlife. This revives a species that was brought to the brink of extinction in the early 20th century.

Visit nature.org/Illinois to learn more, and of course, to plan an autumn drive.

 

Photo source: Nature.org

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