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Open House at War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Date(s) - 11/12/2022
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War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary


Sat Nov 12, Open House at War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Everyone is invited to the Annual Open House at War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (228 Bushwack Road, Golconda, IL 62938) on Saturday November 12. Activities will be ongoing throughout the day and into the evening. Please join us for a fun day of exploration and relaxation. The event is free and open to the public, everyone is welcome.
From 9 AM – noon, we’ll work on stewardship projects, such as trails and weatherproofing the equipment. Please wear appropriate footwear, bring work gloves, drinking water and lunch. Contact John Wallace at 618-534-7870 or for more info.
2 PM – Visitors can explore the sanctuary with Shawnee Chapter members or on their own, walk the trails, birdwatch, and learn the history of War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
5 PM – Chili Cook-off: Bring your offering in a crockpot or a pot to warm on the stove. All the fixings will be provided, as well as fresh local cider and a campfire. Please bring a ladle, something to drink and your own table service.
A full tummy, warm fire, stargazing, and good conversation are guaranteed. Who knows, we might even call in an owl or two.
Directions to War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: Take Route 146 north of Golconda 3.5 miles, turn left onto Bushwack Rd (look for the brown binocular sign). Follow Bushwack Rd about 2.2 miles to the Sanctuary entrance on the right – watch for the Illinois Audubon Sign. Bushwack Rd turns into a gravel road and crosses a low water ford – don’t give up – just keep going and you’ll get there! For more information, please contact or call 618-534-7870.
Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society was formed in 1995 and serves as stewards of War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Shawnee Chapter is the local chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society, with members from across southernmost Illinois and the state. We focus on issues of environmental significance to Southern Illinois, with special emphasis on those that pertain to the conservation and preservation of our native flora and fauna.

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