Cache River State Natural Area screening movie

Cache River State Natural Area will screen the nature movie “Remarkable Rabbits” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, March 11. There are more than 100 types of rabbits and hares, both domestic and wild, from the swamp rabbits to Flemish giants to snowshoe hares, yet these creatures are often overlooked and rarely get the respect they deserve, in part, to their adorable appearance and storybook depictions. The screening will be at the Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center. For more information, call 618-657-2064.

Native Plant Society hosting symposium

The Southern Chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society will host the 2021 Illinois Indigenous Plants Symposium April 15-17. The theme is “Putting Theory into Practice: Ecosystem Restoration and Management.” The virtual symposium will be at 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 15; 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 16; and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The symposium is made possible by the southern chapter of the Illinois Native Plant Society in collaboration with U.S. Forest Service at the Shawnee National Forest, Southern Illinois University Plant Biology Program, Green Earth and University of Illinois Extension. Register for the free event at

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