Bonfire at Lake Murphysboro

A cold and brisk night in October made for a dazzling night to have a bonfire. There wasn’t a big crowd, likely because of the weather, but we all had a great time anyway. When we arrived, we all gathered …

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Meeting October 24th

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A good meeting with a lot of great information and fun stories from Officer Chris Mohrman. He was able to give a lot of great information about how to get an internship with the Conservation Police Officers as well as …

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GreenEarth Trail Restoration

It is always nice to help out an organization as fantastic as GreenEarth Inc. They really emulate the one piece of nature that we often ignore, our own backyard. We brought a dedicated team to help them restore a trail …

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Meeting October 10th

There’s not a whole lot to say about this meeting other than the fact that Scott Ballard, the stateĀ herpetologistĀ for the Illinois Department of Resources came to give a speech about his position and the herps of Southern Illinois. If he …

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Snake Road and Inspiration Point

It was too bad that I decided to make this trip during fall break because it kept many people from making it. It was still a great trip on a great day. First, because of a wrong turn, we visited …

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Crab Orchard NWR Clean Up

Another beautiful day gave us the great push that we needed to head to the Crab Orchard Clean Up. We arrived at the meeting location and were given our clean up location, and half the group was able to split …

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Meeting September 26th

There was a slight change of location due to scheduling conflicts, but the meeting went on according to plan otherwise. It started off with Dr. Clay Nielson speaking about his study abroad opportunity to the Panamanian jungle to study wildlife …

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St. Louis Zoological Park Trip

Although it took far too long to traverse the traffic and the construction of the big city, we finally made our way to the zoo in different parties. After our rest stop at about five different fast food restaurants to …

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Hiking and Herping at Giant City State Park

To start off the year right, the student chapter headed out to Giant City State Park to get some hiking and herping in. The day turned out to be absolutely gorgeous as it was warm, but not hot and just …

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First Meeting of the Year!!

We had a great turn out this year for our first meeting! I’m so glad that everyone was able to make it out. No worries if you still want to be involved, check out the rest of the site to …

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