The Emiquon Field Station university of illinois
is located northwest of Havana on at springfield
…the restoration of a Illinois State Route 78/97.
flood-pulse river ecosystem
…the Illinois River is part of one of the
world’s great, large-floodplain
river ecosystems… Emiquon Field Station
11316 N. Prairie Road
…in 2007, 7,100 acres of land on the Lewistown, IL 61542
Illinois River began to be transformed
from farmland to a natural state…
“Perhaps no phenomenon of life…is more
remarkable than the steady balance of
organic nature.” – Stephen A. Forbes
…one of the nation’s largest river Michael Lemke, Ph.D., Director
reclamation projects… The nucleus for education
The Emiquon Field Station provides
by the Numbers
and research of the
opportunities for research and Illinois River floodplain
Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 p.m.
education about this restoration.
Printed by Authority of the State of Illinois 3.08-2000-45218
Spring Migration by the Numbers is We will explore the phenomenon of migra- The Emiquon Field Station is at The
a public lecture and nature walk presented tion in birds covering things such as: Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve,
at the University of Illinois at Springfield’s • how many species of birds migrate located between Havana and Lewistown. En-
Emiquon Field Station. EFS plans to through Illinois each year? trance to the field station is on Prairie Road,
introduce this as an annual event to share • How do birds navigate their way along
located off Illinois Rts. 97/78, approximately
what they’re learning at Emiquon with migration? one-and-a-half miles north of the Dickson
nature lovers of all ages. Mounds turnoff. A sign will be posted.
The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. • How far do birds migrate each year? Participants younger than 18 must be ac-
Wednesday, April 29th, at the Field Station. • And how important is Emiquon as a companied by a responsible adult and must
The program is free and open to the public; migratory stopover site for migrating have their waiver signed by a parent or legal
reservations are not required. birds?” guardian.
The program will be led by Jim Herkert, For more information, contact Mike
director of conservation science for The Lemke, Emiquon Field Station Director, at
Nature Conservancy. email@example.com or 217/206-7339.
The program will start with a presentation
and then follow with a walk on the nearby
trails. All are encouraged to wear walking/
hiking shoes and to bring binoculars.
“Emiquon is a great place to observe bird
migration because it contains a wide variety
of habitats (e.g., woodlands, prairie, and Project Partners
wetlands) and therefore provides habitat for The Nature Conservancy
a wide range of migratory birds and because Dickson Mounds Museum
of its very large size which allows for very Illinois Natural History Survey
large concentrations of birds to use the site Spoon River College
during their annual migrations” Lincolnland Community College
—Jim Herkert University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign
The Nature Conservancy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service