Hands-On Nature

Preschool Peepers: Camouflage
Sunday, Jul 17, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Discover some of the unique camouflage in the animal world! Participants will do an activity, have story time, and go outside in search of some expertly camouflaged creatures. Register online by July 15.

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Girdling vs Felling: Tree Removal Over Time
Sunday, Jul 24, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

From the pioneers to today, tree removal has taken many forms. Learn about the process of girdling and felling trees, as well as historical context and how to decide which method to use.

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The ABCs of Bees
Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn all about native bees in this program from Master Naturalist Susan Shaw, then make a mason bee house to take home. Register online by August 13.

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Astronomy Jamboree
Saturday, Aug 20, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

Enjoy a free concert from 8-8:45pm, create a craft to take home, enter a giveaway, and view the stars and visible planets. Register online by August 19.

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Hummingbird Festival
Thursday, Aug 25, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn all about hummingbirds. Watch as we capture, band, and release wild birds. Co-sponsored by Decatur Audubon.

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