Heat Rises

Here is a bird’s-eye-view of a prescribed burn at the Illinois Audubon Society’s Adams Wildlife Sanctuary in Springfield.


Wetland Wildlife

Five wetlands created at the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary near Loami, Illinois, have attracted a wide variety of birds and mammals. Trail cameras are placed at strategic locations in various habitats to record the presence of a variety of species and document behaviors.


Above Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary

Take an aerial tour of the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary’s prairies and wetlands.


UIS Prairie Burn

Volunteers with Friends of the Sangamon Valley were joined by students from the University of Illinois Springfield for a fall burn of the University’s nine-acre prairie.


Prescribed Burn Time Lapse

A properly planned burn is over in no time. Watch this time lapse video of our crew in action.


Monarch Rest Stop

The prairie restoration at Centennial Park in Springfield, Illinois provided migratory stopover habitat for monarch butterflies moving through this fall. Blooming asters, sunflowers and goldenrod provided nectar – and much needed energy – for the long journey. The Centennial Park Prairie is owned and managed by the Springfield Park District. Slow motion sequences shot with the iPhone 6Plus.

More videos featuring the work of Friends of the Sangamon Valley can be found in our Video Archive