As summer winds down and school season approaches once more, we look back at some recent camp highlights at the Illinois River Watershed Sanctuary. What better way to do that than through a camper’s eyes? Or, better yet, a camper’s selfies?
Watershed campers Asher, Brock, Jerusalem, Mason, Evelyn, Anasia, and Ellie pause for a selfie during a nature hike.
Isaac and Levi caught a large crayfish during a macro-invertebrate survey of the cave spring.
Kolby shows off his caterpillar mustache.
Sophie, Jordan, Hannah, Brinley, and Robbie pose at the entrance of Cave Springs Cave, which is home to the endangered Gray Bat and the largest population of the threatened Ozark Cavefish.
Ellie and Anasia show off their dissolved oxygen water sample while testing the water quality of the cave spring.
…And I couldn’t help but participate in the summer selfie sensation. I sure do love my job!
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