Dixon Springs State Park

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Among the natural places WSIU took you in 2015, three particularly scenic areas come to mind.The Cache River and its surrounding wetlands, Ferne Clyffe State Park and Dixon Springs State park.

Goat's Rue plant at Dixon Springs State Park
Kevin Boucher

Chris Benda is a Botanist, and the President of the Illinois Native Plant Society, and in this feature he leads a group of hikers on a wildflower hike at Dixon Springs State Park in Pope County Illinois.