LEWISTOWN, IL – Dickson Mounds Museum and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge are hosting “Nature Trek: A Glacial Perspective” on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Representatives from the Museum and Refuge will present information on how glaciers from the last Ice Age formed the present-day Illinois River Valley.
Participants should meet at the Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, 11316 N. Prairie Road, Lewistown, to begin this hike-and-talk program through The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve. Appropriate outdoor attire and sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Participants should provide their own drinks and snacks and be able to hike comfortably with an elevation gain and across uneven terrain for several miles. Registration is not required. There is no fee to participate in this program; however, donations are appreciated.
The Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds is located between Lewistown and Havana off Illinois Routes 78 and 97. The museum is open free to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Tours and special programs are available for groups with reservations. For more information call 309-547-3721 or TTY 217-782-9175. Also visit us on Facebook at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds or online at the Dickson Mounds link on the Illinois State Museum website at www.illinoisstatemuseum.org.