Hands-On Nature

Winter Bird Hike
Winter Bird Hike
Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 | 10:00 am
Fort Daniel Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Bundle up and head outside on a hike to look for overwintering birds. We will look for migrants such as red-breasted nuthatches, white-throated sparrows, and more. Register online by January 28.

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Owl Prowls
Owl Prowls
Saturday, Feb 5, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sand Creek Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Join us to learn about these forest-dwelling nocturnal predators. We will discuss what makes them special, then take a hike to find some. Register online by February 4.

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Maple Syrup Programs
Maple Syrup Programs
Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn how sap becomes syrup, why spring is the best time of year to harvest sap, and how people used sap throughout history. Held hourly at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Register online.

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Preschool Peepers: Furry Mammals
Preschool Peepers: Furry Mammals
Sunday, Feb 20, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

What is a mammal and what kinds of mammals do we have in Macon County? Learn all about them, then make a fuzzy craft and go outside to look for some. Register online by February 18.

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Owl Prowls
Owl Prowls
Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sand Creek Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Join us to learn about these forest-dwelling nocturnal predators. We will discuss what makes them special, then take a hike to find some. Register online by February 25.

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