Forest Service closes Snake Road for spring migration
WOLF LAKE -- Biannually, the Shawnee National Forest closes Forest Service Road No. 345, also known as Snake Road, to help ensure safe crossing for several species of snakes and amphibians during this critical time of migration. The 2.5-milelong road closes the week of March 15 through May 15 to allow snakes and amphibians -- some of them considered threatened and endangered in Illinois and the United States -- to migrate from their winter habitat in the limestone bluffs across the road to their summer habitat in LaRue Swamp.
Mar 24, 2019 4:57 PM