Rock Springs Ground Squirrels vs. Vermilion Voles

Kennekuk County Park, Danville, IL – Away game against the Vermilion Voles
Join us for the national pastime: base ball! Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, in a game of vintage base ball played with authentic 1858 rules.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Astronomy Jamboree

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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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Hummingbird Festival

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

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Bethel School Open House

See what going to school was like in the early 20th century at this historic one-room schoolhouse located at Friends Creek Conservation Area.

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Monarch Madness

Learn about monarch butterflies from naturalists, then help capture and tag live butterflies.

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Full Moon Hike

Take a trip to Fort Daniel Conservation Area to look at the full moon and walk through the forest, illuminated only by the moon itself. Register online by September 13.

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Douglas Cup Tournament

Join us for the national pastime: base ball! Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, in a game of vintage base ball played with authentic 1858 rules.

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Canoe the Sangamon

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of the Sangamon River. Pre-registration required.

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Trip to The Great Pumpkin Patch

Travel with staff to Arthur, IL to visit The Great Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy some time outdoors, as you explore a corn maze, see farm animals, try pumpkin ice cream, or find the perfect pumpkin to take home. Register online by September 27.

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Prairie Pedal

Ride your bicycle for habitat restoration! This bicycling fundraiser for the Macon County Conservation Foundation supports local wildlife and natural areas.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Bethel School Open House

See what going to school was like in the early 20th century at this historic one-room schoolhouse located at Friends Creek Conservation Area.

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Seasons Changes Hike

Take a naturalist-guided hike through a variety of habitats and discover all of the ways that nature changes in the fall. Register online by October 11.

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Trip to the Chicago Field Museum

Ride along to the Windy City to visit this immersive museum and learn about natural and cultural history, from the largest dinosaur that ever lived to the smallest crawling insect. Register online by October 16.

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Canoe the Sangamon

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of the Sangamon River. Pre-registration required.

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Good Will Match

Join us for the national pastime: base ball! Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, in a game of vintage base ball played with authentic 1858 rules.

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Fall Harvest Festival

Celebrate fall with fall-themed activities including archery, a straw maze, wagon rides, homestead tours, live animals, temporary tattoos, and more.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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Canoe the Sangamon

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of the Sangamon River. Pre-registration required.

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Candlelight Tour

Glimpse what an evening in the 1860s was like at Homestead Prairie Farm, lit by candlelight and lamplight, as guides in period clothing walk you through the home.

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Trip to the Chicago Field Museum

Ride along to the Windy City to visit this immersive museum and learn about natural and cultural history, from the largest dinosaur that ever lived to the smallest crawling insect. Register online by November 20.

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Oglesby Mansion Open House

Tour the restored home of Illinois Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Encounter the lives of its family members and explore their late 1800s lifestyle. $2/person. Members are free.

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