2018 Spring Field Trip

April 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – April 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm


We’re excited to announce that we’re heading to southern Illinois for the 2018 spring trip, with excursions led by Illinois plant expert, Christopher David Benda, aka the Illinois Botanizer!  We hope you can join us on April 27-29, 2018.  Keep an eye on this page as details develop, or follow our Facebook Event Page to see the same information in an interactive format.

The trips will be based out of Marion, Illinois, and will take us to a variety of amazing sites including LaRue Pine Hills Research Natural Area, Trail of Tears State Forest, Camp Ondessonk, Bell Smith Springs and Burden Falls in Shawnee National Forest and Cave Creek Glade Nature Preserve. Our Friday evening presentation and Saturday evening board meeting location TBA. Friday evening will feature a presentation by Chris Benda entitled “Natural Areas of Southern Illinois.


Click here for the 2018 Spring Trip Itinerary with Maps


Useful Maps:

Google map of field trip sites and hotels

John A. Logan College Campus Map (Friday and Saturday evening meetings held at the Mees Center on campus)

Field Trip Site Info (click links for more information):

LaRue Pine Hills – General

LaRue Pine Hills – Detailed

Trail of Tears State Forest

Camp Ondessonk

Bell Smith Springs – General

Bell Smith Springs – Detailed

Burden Falls

Cave Creek Glade


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