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Southern Illinois refuge offers special opportunity for waterfowl viewing

December 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Prairie State Outdoors

A portion of the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge near Ullin, that is normally closed to the public, will be open for waterfowl viewing from 3 - 6 p.m. Jan. 7

Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve is being opened to allow the viewing of ducks and geese arriving at sunset to roost on the icy water.

The Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve includes 400 acres of wetlands that are managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, as part of the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, to provide food and shelter for waterfowl during migration.

Staff will provide spotting scopes and binoculars.

Call ahead in the event of inclement weather or freezing temperatures.

For more information or to call ahead, contact Cypress Creek NWR at (618) 634-2231.

Location:
Bellrose Waterfowl Reserve
2808 Butter Ridge Road, Ullin IL 62992

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