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.

Juvenile female Indiana Bat.  Photo by Adam Mann Environmental Solutions and Innovations

September 14, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm Seminar & Field Trip: Bats of Southwestern Illinois, Paul Wightman Subterranean Nature Preserve, 3325 G Road, Fults, IL.  By September, bats will have finished raising their young and be gearing up to leave for their winter grounds.  Join Vona Kuczynska, USFWS Biologist and Jennifer Mullikin, consulting biologist in MO and IL, for a fall mist net survey where they will set up nets to catch bats, document species diversity, and teach us about bat migration, hibernation, and the reproductive cycle of bats.  This event is free and open to the public.  Register to attend by contacting 618-935-2542 or cliffmbr@htc.net by September 12.

Mallard ducks. Photo courtesy Tom Rollins, Tom Rollins Photography

October 12, 2019, 1 – 3 pm Seminar: Ducks and Waterfowl of Southern Illinois, Monroe County Annex, 901 Illinois Avenue, Waterloo, IL.  Illinois Department of Natural Resources District Wildlife Biologist, Carl Handel, and Gretchen Steele, from Delta Waterfowl, will present this seminar on the different species of waterfowl that are present and their habitats in Southern Illinois.  They will also cover the migration process and hunting.  This event is free and open to the public.  Register to attend by contacting 618-935-2542 or cliffmbr@htc.net by October 10.  

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

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


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