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.

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

August 20 and September 17, 9:00 a.m. Summer Prairie Walks, led by Clifftop Board member and SWIC Biology Instructor, Laura Schaefer, at Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, 3325 G Road, Fults. Join Laura for a 1 mile walking tour of the prairie. The walk will take place along the ADA accessible trail. Laura will help participants identify the native prairie plants along the trail, teach about plant adaptations and prairie ecology. Meet at the pavilion. Dress for the weather and bring a drink to help stay cool. As an added perk, participants in the September 17 walk will be allowed to collect native seeds to take home!

September 10, 1:00 p.m. – Seminar: Cicadas of Illinois: New Discoveries and Our Local Soundscapes.  Join Katie Dana, Entomology Scientific Specialist from the Illinois Natural History Survey, on an audio tour of the many cicada species found in Illinois and learn about their unique life histories. In 2019, their lab discovered two species of cicadas that were previously not known to be present in Illinois on the clifftops of Monroe County.  Monroe County Annex, 901 Illinois Avenue, Waterloo. Register to attend at this link: Click here to register

Other events will be posted when details are available.

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


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