2021 Meetings

2021 Meetings We decided in January to establish our tentative event schedule for 2021. Given the pandemic, these dates may change (or we may decide to pursue another route). Please check this page for updates. These are listed below. All events start on Saturday at 9...

Dixon Waterfowl Refuge – June 20, 2020

We visited the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (near Hennepin, Illinois) on June 20, 2020. Here is a 360 view of our group as we reviewed our findings after our walk. Central Illinois Entomology group meeting at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge (near Hennepin, IL) on June 20. We are...

2020 Meetings

We met in January and established the our tentative event schedule for 2020. These are listed below. All events start on Saturday at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. In the event of inclement weather, we plan to meet the following day (Sunday at 1 p.m. rather than...

Singing Woods, October, 2019

We visited Singing Woods (Peoria Co., Illinois) on October 19, 2019. Here is a video overview of our excursion/ walk. We had a great time. Our next meeting will be at Frank’s house in mid-November. Hope you will be able to...

Harper’s Woods – July, 2019

We visited Harper’s Woods (a private nature preserve). It is located near Bradford (in Stark Co, Illinois). It is quite dificult to find. The woods themselves have been preserved since the 1860’s. I provide a video overview of our field trip. If you were...

Night Collecting

Night collecting is an opportunity for us to observe many species of insects we would not typically encounter during the daytime. This video provides a quick overview of our activity. Let us know (via the comments) if you are interested in...

Merwin Preserve – May, 2019

For our May, 2019 field trip, we visited the Merwin Nature Preserve (near Lexington, Illinois) on May 18. Here is a video recap of our hike along the main trails. Recap of our tour of the Merwin Preserve in May, 2019 As we hiked through the preserve, I captures a few...

Funk’s Mineral Museum

We toured Funk’s Mineral Museum (near Shirley, Illinois) in mid-March. Here is a video summary of our tour. We hope you will be able to join us for our April tour of Revis Hill Nature Preserve. Overview of our March, 2019 field...

Angella Moorehouse – February, 2019

Angella Moorehouse provided a presentation and discussion about her work with insect pollinators in central and west central Illinois. Here is a short video clip discussing the highlights of her presentation. Many thanks to Angella for making the trek from her home to...

2019 meetings

We met in January and established the our tentative event schedule for 2019. These are listed below. All events start on Saturday at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you at these events. You can also find us on Meetup...