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.

Douglas Cup Tournament

BeautifulTrobaughField 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

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

Astronomy Jamboree

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

Hummingbird Festival

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

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

Ragdoll Workshop

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Rag dolls are one of the most popular forms of children’s toys throughout history. Create and personalize your own old-fashioned rag doll.

The Fundamentals of Paleontology and Dinosaur Hunting

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Learn how hunting for dinosaurs combines the location, preparation, and collection of these fragile pieces of the distant past.

Full Moon Hike

Sand Creek Conservation Area Sand Creek Open Space Reservation, Decatur, IL

Meet at Sand Creek Conservation Area to look at the full moon and walk through the forest, illuminated by only the moon itself.

Rock Springs Ground Squirrels Home Game

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Experience base ball as it was played in the 1860s! Cheer for your home team, the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels, as they compete in vintage base ball using authentic rules from 1858.

Canoe Big Creek

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

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of a local waterway. At least one adult required per canoe. Meet at Cannon Park on S. Baltimore Ave.

Prairie Pedal

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Support local wildlife and natural areas by riding your bicycle in this annual fundraiser event for the Macon County Conservation Foundation. Choose from a 20 mile, 40 mile, or 62 mile ride on quiet Macon County country roads.

Archaeology Open House

Homestead Prairie Farm 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Due to a construction project, dirt was removed from under the farmhouse at Homestead Prairie Farm where it was undisturbed for over 100 years. Stop by Homestead Prairie Farm to see what artifacts we have found by sifting so far this year.

Canoe Big Creek

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

All equipment is provided for this leisurely exploration of a local waterway. At least one adult required per canoe. Meet at Cannon Park on S. Baltimore Ave.

Guided Forest Walk

Fort Daniel Conservation Area Fort Daniel Conservation Area, Decatur, IL

Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk through the forest. We will watch for signs of the changing season and learn about them, including fall colors, falling leaves, and animals preparing for winter.

Go to Top