Upcoming Events

We ask participants to register for Clifftop-sponsored events so that we may contact you should weather or other circumstances cause a cancellation or postponement, and, in the case of seminars and workshops, so that we are able to have sufficient materials prepared for you. Registration information and deadlines are included with event descriptions.

A sinkhole pond, beautiful wildflowers and woods at PWSNP. Photo courtesy Mike Fricke

May 18, 2019, 10 am-2 pm Dedication and Grand Opening/Members’ Day, Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, 3325 G Road, Fults

Please join us for this much anticipated event.  Refreshments will be served.  Program and speakers will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the William Zimmer Family Foundation Pavilion and will include: Jared Nobbe, Clifftop President, Father Paul Wightman, Foundations and other honored guests.  

Explore the Sophia and Elmer Oerter Charitable Foundation Accessible Trail and others on your own or join a walking tour of the prairies beginning at 1:00 p.m.

RSVP by May 11 to Joann at 618-935-2542 or cliffmbr@htc.net

Please save the following dates and then check back with us for detailed program and field trip information for more events!

June 22, 2019, 10 am-noon Field Trip: Prairie Ecology Hike, Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, Fults

July 13, 2019, 9 am start Prairie Wildflower Trail Run/Walk, Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, Fults

August 24, 2019, 9-11 am Seminar: Seed Collection Workshop, Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, Fults

September 14, 2019, 6:30-8 pm Field Trip: Bats of Southwestern IL, Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, Fults

October 12, 2019, 1-3 pm Seminar: Ducks and Waterfowl of Southern IL, Monroe County Annex, Waterloo

Except when noted, all programs and field trips are free and open to the public.


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