19031 E CR 2110N, Havana Illinois 62644
309-535-2290 Fax 309-535-3023
The Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1973, is located in western Illinois along the Illinois River
in Cass County
and Morgan County
. At this writing it contains about 2,850 acres with another 2,400 to be purchased from landowners. When completed the complex will include backwater lakes, upland and bottomland forests, natural sand prairie, seasonal wetlands, and a permanent marsh environment benefitting the many species of migratory birds, fish, and native wildlife historically present in the area. As a functioning floodplain/wetland complex, the Refuge will "play a vital role in perpetuating biological diversity in the Illinois River basin."
Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Carlock) Acorn Ridge
(Canton) Banner Marsh SFWA
(Normal) BroMenn Hospice
(Peoria) Glenn Oak Zoo
(Chandlerville) Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA
(Mackinaw) Mackinaw River SFWA
09/20 Coming to The Havana area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.
Quad City Pride Fest Davenport IA June1-2 The festival is a street fair, a shopping mecca, a non-stop cavalcade of regional entertainment, a carnival, an interactive arts & sports jubilee, a smorgasbord of summer treats, and an open air picnic with a few thousand close friends, all capped off with a night of fireworks and a “new-fashioned” revival!
Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival Morris IL June8-9 Relax with the sweet sounds of hammered and mountain dulcimers at the Gebhard Woods Dulcimer Festival. Gebhard Woods is a beautiful Illinois state park with trails to hike and ride on, rivers and streams to fish in, and plenty of great music to enjoy learning and listening to.