Animal Upon Animal
Chautauqua, Emiquon, and Meridosia are found along the Illinois
River southwest of Peoria while Crab Orchard, Middle Mississippi River, Cypress Creek, and Two Rivers straddle the mighty Mississippi River. Glacial Park in McHenry County is inside the new boundary of the newly authorized national wildlife refugePhoto credit: Ted Nelson The closest of these seven refuges to Chicago is Chautauqua, which is over three hours away and a two-hundred mile drive.
Hackmatack is only seventy miles north. Hackmatack becomes the tenth national wildlife refuge in Wisconsin. It joins the Fox River, Gravel Island. Green Bay, Horicon, Leopold Wetland, Necedah, St.