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Bois du Sangamon

Second Saturday Regulars Birding Walks - September 2022

Join us at Bois du Sangamon (translated to Forest of the Sangamon) - a Macon County Conservation area for our regular birding hike hosted in partnership with Glacier's Edge Master Naturalists.

Second Saturday Regulars Birding Walks - September 2022
Second Saturday Regulars Birding Walks - September 2022

Time & Location

Sep 10, 2022, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM CDT

Bois du Sangamon , Decatur, IL 62522, USA

About the event

Join us for our Second Saturday Regulars Birding walk at Bois du Sangamon (translated to Forest of the Sangamon), located in Decatur, Illinois. 

Bois du Sangamon once belonged to a pioneer family from the Decatur area. The wooded tract was in the family for more than 50 years, and it was never grazed or logged during that time. This preserved remnant contains upland forest representative of the Grand Prairie Natural Division. The woods are dominated by white oak and black oak on drier locations, while sugar maple and red oak prevail on the slopes and in the ravines. A rich herbaceous understory is also present. The proximity of this preserve to a large population makes it an important area for education.

Location and Access:

From Decatur, take Hwy. 105 east across Lake Decatur, continue east on Hwy. 105 1 mile to Sangamon Road, then turn and go north 1.1 miles crossing an abandoned railroad line and turn left (west) onto Apollo Rd. Continue west on Apollo (there are several turns in the road) until you come to the gated entry of the property. 

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