Macon County Conservation District

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

Macon County Conservation District

Programs & Activities

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

Geminid Meteor Shower

Friends Creek Conservation Area 13734 Friends Creek Park Road, Argenta, IL

Join us at Friends Creek Conservation Area to view the strongest meteor shower of the year. Register by December 9.

Full Moon Hike

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Take a short walk along the Rock Springs-Fairview Bike Trail to view the forest illuminated by our only natural satellite, then see the full moon 50x larger through our telescope. Register online by January 6.

Trip to Starved Rock for Eagle Viewing

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Take a trip to this popular state park to look for wintering eagles, check out the visitor’s center, and visit the lock and dam museum. Register by January 20.

Trip to Starved Rock for Eagle Viewing

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Take a trip to this popular state park to look for wintering eagles, check out the visitor’s center, and visit the lock and dam museum. Register by January 27.

Trip to Starved Rock for Eagle Viewing

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Take a trip to this popular state park to look for wintering eagles, check out the visitor’s center, and visit the lock and dam museum. Register by February 3.

Owl Prowl

Friends Creek Conservation Area 13734 Friends Creek Park Road, Argenta, IL

Learn about these forest-dwelling, nocturnal predators. Discuss what makes owls special while we walk in search of some. Register online by February 10.

Syrup Programs

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Discover how sap becomes syrup, why spring is the best time of year to harvest sap, and how people used sap throughout history. Presentations at 11am, 12pm, & 1pm.

Snake and Turtle Show

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Meet, feel, and learn about our education animals and their natural history. We have several species to show you! Register online by February 24.

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