Chris Benda Leads Wildflower Walks Throughout Southern Illinois

In 2014, the Illinois DNR is sponsoring 10 wildflower walks led by naturalist/botanist Chris Benda. The hikes will be held at different state parks in southern Illinois and will feature basic wildflower and plant identification.  Invasive species and the threats they pose to natural areas will also be discussed. All the hikes will start at 10:00am and will be limited to the first 20 participants. Spots can be reserved by emailing Chris at or calling him at 217-417-4145.
The first session is this Sunday, April 13th, at 10:00am at Round Bluff Nature Preserve within Ferne Clyffe State Park in Goreville, IL.  Please see the attached flier.

Christopher David Benda, M.S.

Visiting Plant Ecologist – Illinois Natural History Survey
Instructor – Flora of Southern Illinois – Southern Illinois University
President – Illinois Native Plant Society, Southern Chapter
Carbondale, IL 62901
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