Macon County Conservation District

Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7708
[email protected]

Programs & Activities

Events located at Rock Springs Conservation Area and open to all ages unless otherwise indicated. Register online by noon, unless otherwise noted.

Phenology of Macon County: April

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Discover the impact that seasons and climate have on wildlife and the ecosystem through your own eyes in this exploration of phenology.

Pokémon Ecology Series: Adaptations

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

How do Pokémon adapt to the environment around them? Some can harness electricity, some use water to defend themselves, and some can even manipulate the Earth itself. Amazingly, real life animals in our world can do some of these very same things!

Festival of Spring

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Celebrate Earth Day and welcome spring with an afternoon of outdoor family activities. Enjoy wagon rides, canoeing, a scavenger hunt, a live bird show from the Illinois Raptor Center, tours of Homestead Prairie Farm, and learn what other organizations are doing in our community to protect water and wildlife.

Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden

Explore 79 acres of magnificent horticultural displays full of plant species from tropical to temperate zones. Venture through indoor conservatories, formal gardens, and international gardens.

Phenology of Macon County: May

Griswold Conservation Area 2435 County Road 2100 E, Blue Mound, IL

Become a citizen scientist and record your observations as we draw, write, scribble, and talk about nature in our amazing county.

Forest Bathing

Rock Springs Conservation Area 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Forest bathing is a meditative experience that encourages you to slow down and reconnect with the environment around you. We will use our senses to explore nature, and move slowly while we observe and reflect.

Pokémon Ecology Series: Divergent Evolution

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Have you ever wondered why some animals look similar even though they live on opposite sides of the world? Animals fill certain niches in their environment and Pokémon are no different.

Rock Springs Ramble 5K Run/Walk

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

The Macon County Conservation Foundation will host their third annual Rock Springs Ramble this year. This race features a 5K, a Kid’s Fun Run, and a Nature Walk.

Canoe Big Creek

Cannon Park 3125 S. Baltimore Ave., Decatur, IL

Paddle a canoe down a local waterway. Meet at Cannon Park on S. Baltimore Ave.

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