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Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge - Calhoun County, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 38° 56.170 W 090° 32.437
15S E 713167 N 4312569
Quick Description: Just north and outside of the metropolitan area of St. Louis, is this National Wildlife Refuge. It is one of the best places to go see eagles in December and January.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2010 8:27:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMAD1J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 6

Long Description:
The Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge is located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The refuge includes five divisions - Calhoun, Gilbert Lake, Batchtown, Portage Island, and the Apple Creek Division - totaling 8,500 acres. Two Rivers functions as an important link in the chain of resting, feeding, and wintering areas for birds migrating along the Mississippi Flyway.

More than 200 different species of birds funnel through this important river juncture on their fall migration including over 5,000,000 ducks and 50,000 geese. Open water pools, backwater sloughs, small impoundments, wetland management units, and a cooperative farming program all contribute to this objective.

Two Rivers is a popular area for the once endangered bald eagle, with over 1,000 over-wintering in the area. Two Rivers is also one of the few remaining places where the Boltonia decurrens (decurrent false aster), a federally threatened plant, can still be found.

(As quoted from the National Wildlife Refuge website)
Address:
HC 82, Box 107 Brussels, IL 62013


Corresponding Waymark: [Web Link]

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