Emiquon Corps of Discovery is composed of writers, artists and photographers; a diverse group of individuals who commit their time and talents to documenting the restoration at Emiquon. ECD members have permission to make their observations on the Emiquon Preserve. The Public Visitor Access Area is located just off of Illinois Route 97/78.
Several ECD members showed up with their sack suppers to
relax, picnic and chat before the May Nature Trek. Tharran Hobson first talked
about endangered and threatened birds of Emiquon and then led the group on a
hike up the switchback trail and across a portion of the ridge. It was a
spectacular evening. 20-30 folks participated and at least a dozen were ECD members.
The weather was outstanding for an evening on the ridge, watching and listening
for birds, and just enjoying each others' company. What I particularly noticed were
the ongoing pockets of conversations. People twined in and out of conversation
groups along the trail, listening here, interjecting there, sharing information
and experiences along the way.