Monday, May 19
Thanks to the organizers, volunteers, customers, and our supplier, Missouri Wildflower Nursery who all contributed to making the first annual Native Plant Sale, sponsored by the Sierra Club in Carbondale, a wildly successful event. Missouri Wildflower Nursery arrived with a pickup truck and trailer full of plants - enough to fill eleven six foot tables. We opened at 8 am, and by 1 pm we were just about sold out. Duncan loaded his truck with six unsold plants and a lot of empty flats. Ruth Kelley Program Chair, Shawnee Group
Posted by Meadowhawk618 at 5/19/2014 04:31:00 PM
Monday, May 12
Sierra Club Native Plant Sale! Saturday, May 17 8 am til 3 pm Town Square Pavillion 100 North Illinois (near intersection of US 51 North and Hwy 13 West) Carbondale, Illinois Large selection of plants native to southern Illinois – hardy, beautiful, pollinator friendly, and low maintenance. Most plants priced at $3 and $6. We will have around 1000 plants of many species, including perennial wildflowers, grasses trees, shrubs, and vines for shade and sun. There will also be plants for rain gardens (moist to wet soil).
Posted by Meadowhawk618 at 5/12/2014 05:37:00 PM
Monday, March 31
Shawnee Group outings are about to resume! New Outings Leader Christine Crites will lead her first hike on Sunday, April 6th on the Marshall Ridge Trail (2.8 miles - Beginner) with the option to continue on to the Heron Pond Trail. Meet at 12:30 at the big sign at the Murdale Shopping Center in Carbondale (on Rt. 13). Wear sturdy shoes, bring water and a snack. If you would like to hike with the Sierra Club at Marshall Ridge, contact Christine Crites at email@example.com to sign up for the hike (REQUIRED), or for further information. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! BRING A FRIEND!
Posted by Meadowhawk618 at 3/31/2014 06:32:00 PM
Monday, September 16
Join Piasa Palisades Group Sierrans for a weekend at Camp Ondessonk
November 1-3, 2013
The Piasa Palisades Group invites you to join them for a Camp Ondessonk getaway. Camp Ondessonk, located in Johnson County in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, offers access to beautiful trails with dramatic sandstone bluffs. It is also close to many other favorite places in the Shawnee including Bell Smith Springs, Jackson Hollow and Burden Falls.
Piasa Palisades Group will be staying in the “dorms,” which have heat and electricity, access to bathrooms with showers, and a fire pit.
The cost is $11.50 per person per night. Meals on your own. Optional exploratory hikes.
Some have expressed an interest in staying in St Noel. That is $100 per night per room plus $25 per night for every extra person over four.
For more information, contact Carol Klinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-288-5630.
Posted by Terri Treacy at 9/16/2013 04:00:00 PM
Saturday, September 7
Fall Weekend Get Away Hikes in Shawnee National Forest Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 to Sunday, October 13, 2013 Presented by: River Prairie Group Leader: Jan Bradford - 847-455-2947 email@example.com Level: Moderate (advanced beginner) Location: Murphysboro, IL 62966, USA Come join us for a hike in the LaRue Pine Hills bluffs and the snake migration road that is closed every spring and fall on Satur-day and Little Grand Canyon hike on Sun-day. Elevation on this hike is around 400' so hikers must be in good physical condition. On both days naturalist Ed Max will be with us to identify plants and trees that are unique to this area. This is a lodge based weekend you won't want to miss. Leader Jan Bradford and Naturalist Ed Max. Limit 10-20 cost will be around $160 for two nights lodging and fees. We will go out Saturday night for a group supper together. Contact Jan Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org 847-455-2947 NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO HIKE WITHOUT LODGING COST IS $3 PER DAY - All are welcome for the group supper Saturday night. Please contact leader.
Posted by Meadowhawk618 at 9/07/2013 02:43:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14
Carol Klinger, a leader with Piasa Palisades Group of Sierra Club, is leading a weekend outing at Camp Ondessonk in Shawnee National Forest, November 1-3, 2013. Participants will stay in the "dorms", which have heat and electricity, and are located directly off of the parking lot. You will have access to showers and a fire pit. Cost is $11.50 per person per night. Meals are on your own. There will be optional exploratory hikes in Shawnee Forest, which is adjacent to Camp Ondessonk. For more information, contact Carol Klinger at email@example.com or call 618-288-5630.
Posted by Barb McKasson at 8/14/2013 10:56:00 PM