Retired IDNR biologist and all-around naturalist superstar, John Schwegman, will give an informative presentation on the Biodiversity of the Cache River Watershed of southern Illinois.
The Cache River wetlands and watershed is considered Illinois’ Bayou – a large swamp/wetland complex in the Midwest which harbors a rich collection of biologically significant natural communities.
The Cache River and Cypress Creek Wetland was designated a “Wetland of International Importance” (Ramsar site) for its rich diversity of plant and animal communities; it claims some of the oldest living trees east of the Mississippi River and harbors 91% of Illinois’ high-quality swamp habitat.
The meeting and presentation take place at the Carbondale Township Hall, 217 East Main Street. Everyone is welcome.