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.
On a brief walk around the loop at the end of the path around the Wetland Observatory, on Saturday, August 17, I found a lone Monarch butterfly, as well as a Dickcissel perched on a dried bloom. From the observation deck I could see the cormorant nests across the lake.