Join Community Forester, Jennifer Behnken, on the Giant City Nature Trail as she discusses tree identification, Illinois forests, wood products, cultural history, and invasive species. This will be a fun interpretive hike focused on trees and forests. Registration required.
Hike the 1/3 mile accessible Post Oak Trail in the dappled moonlight with interpretive guide Steve Gariepy. Consider the nocturnal activities of forest animals and explore our own senses and relationship to the night. Registration required. Please call 618-457-4836 for more information or to register.
Join us for the 17th running of our half marathon at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro. https://www.facebook.com/events/2240400402793178/
This is a ticket entry event, purchase tickets here One Ticket Per Person Saturday, February 11th 9am-2pm Join us on our ranch for a fun, intimate Alpaca Valentine's event! Purchase tickets online on our website What is included: *Adult Ticket: A Gift bag loaded with gifts! Brand new, excusive design […]
Visit the Cache River Wetland Center and enjoy a free movie on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3, or in the evening from 6 to 7. This year the focus is on Raptors or Birds of Prey. These are hypercarnivorous bird species that actively hunt and feed on other vertebrates […]
Southern Illinois has a wide range of hiking possibilities and there are always new trails to discover! Join Hiking with Shawn, Local Shawnee Forest fanatic, as he discusses what to wear, gear, apps to use, tips for the trail and hiking trails you might be unfamiliar with! Registration is required.
The unglaciated terrain of extreme southern Illinois is home to a variety of plant species not found in the rest of the state, making many of them rare in Illinois. Yet the resources available to monitor and protect them are more limited. To alleviate this, the Plants of Concern (POC) […]
100k+ as the main event of the day, but will also offer a shorter course for anyone who doesn't want to tackle the full 100k. The short course will be somewhere near half of the 100k. Don't worry, it will still have hills and gravel ;) The racers from the […]
The River-to-River Trail Society will once again offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest. All hikes are free and open to the public, and typically average about four hours in length. Although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for people […]
It’s about freezin’ for a reason. Pounds Hollow Recreation Area will be the chilly site for the Shawnee Polar Plunge into Pounds Hollow Lake to support the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest and the Equality Fire Department. Registration can be made online at https://go.illinois.edu/2ndAnnualPolarPlunge. Onsite check-in will begin at […]