Focus On: Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon
Near the towns of Lewiston and Havana, IL, about 45 miles northwest from Springfield on the Illinois River.
Land that was under cultivation for most of the 20th century is now being returned to its original state as a floodplain on the Illinois River. Spring rains filled in the ancient Thompson Lake, which is now home to a large variety of wildlife. Read more about the Emiquon Preserve.
- Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon website
- Emiquon photos on Flickr
- Nature Conservancy: Landmark floodplain restoration at the Emiquon Preserve