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Hidden away in Southern Illinois is one of Nature's masterpieces.  

Events & Activities

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, events and programs are may be canceled in order to help protect public health. While we encourage you to continue enjoying the Cache, please make sure you Recreate Responsibly! Remember to socially distance yourself from others, wear a face covering when distancing isn't available, practice proper hygiene and stay home if you are sick. Please monitor for local public health advisories, orders and closures as they may occur.

Fall Migration "Mini-Sit"

You are invited to attend the fifth annual Fall Migration “Mini-Sit” on Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. A “mini-sit" is a bird watching event where our objective is to record as many bird species by sight and sound for a set three-hour period. Birdwatchers of all levels are invited to sit back, relax, and enjoy fall migration. Pack your binoculars or scope, camera, lawn chair, snacks and a lunch to enjoy the event. Each team will choose an bird hotspot within the Cache River Watershed and sit in a “24 foot” diameter circle tallying all birds seen within and from the circle.

Registration and More Information

For more information concerning programs phone 618-657-2064. Unless otherwise listed, all programs are at the Cache River State Natural Area, Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 State Route 37 South, Cypress, IL.

Please note that, while all programs are free of charge, some do require advance registration, as indicated. New programs may be added throughout the year. For the latest updates visit Department of Natural Resources: , see Events & Activities, or coming events or Cache River S.N.A. site page, or visit Friends of the Cache River Watershed web site or Facebook.