Hands-On Nature

Preschool Peepers: Insect Hunt
Preschool Peepers: Insect Hunt
Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 | 2:00 pm
Fort Daniel Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Meet us at Fort Daniel Conservation Area to look for insects in the air and in the water.

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Snake and Turtle Show
Snake and Turtle Show
Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Meet, feel, and learn about resident animals and their ways of life, plus learn what makes snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators alike. We have several live species to show you.

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Conservation in Your Backyard
Conservation in Your Backyard
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 | 2:00 pm
Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, IL

Learn what you can do in your own backyard to help local wildlife. Each registered family will receive a free bluebird nest box to take home!

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Astronomy Jamboree
Astronomy Jamboree
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friend’s Creek Conservation Area, Cisco, IL

Enjoy a free concert from 7-7:45pm, create a craft to take home, enter a giveaway, and view the stars and visible planets. Hot dogs, marshmallows, and water provided. Bring your telescope and share your knowledge.

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Hummingbird Festival
Hummingbird Festival
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 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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