Sierra Club's Shawnee Group plans to have plant pull, hike, program about Snake Road

The Sierra Club’s Shawnee Group has scheduled three events during November in the region.

Invasive Plant Pull: An invasive plant pull is planned at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at LaRue Pine Hills, next to the Snake Road.

Honeysuckle in the research natural area will be pulled and cut for about two hours.

Those who want to help plan to carpool from Carbondale. They will meet  before 12:30 p.m. at the big sign at Murdale Shopping Center.

To register, or for more information, call Barb at 618-549-9684.

Ferne Clyffe Hike: A hike at Ferne Clyffe State Park near Goreville is planned Sunday, Nov. 3. A moderate hike of about 4 miles is planned.

Those who want to go on the hike are asked to meet at the Ferne Clyffe parking lot before 10 a.m.

Hikers are advised to wear appropriate shoes and to bring water.

The club notes that those who want to go on the hike must call Bob Mulcahy at 618-942-6342.

Carpooling from Carbondale is planned. Those who want to carpool will meet before 9:15 a.m. More information is available by calling Steve Eberhart at 618-967-8690.

Snake Road Program: A program about the Snake Road in Union County is planned Thursday, Nov. 14, in Carbondale.

The program is set for 7 p.m. in the Carbondale Township meeting room at 217 E. Main St. Parking and the entrance are off of Monroe Street.

John Vossler is scheduled to present the program, titled “Snake Road: A Photographic Record.” The presentation is taken from the forthcoming book of the same title.

Vossler is an associate professor of library affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

He has spent many days on Shawnee National Forest’s Snake Road, where many species of snakes migrate between their dens in the sandstone cliffs and LaRue Swamp.

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