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.

Christmas Tea at the Oglesby Mansion

Oglesby Mansion 421 W. William St., Decatur, IL

Stop by the Governor Oglesby Mansion to enjoy a traditional Christmas afternoon tea.

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.

Animals in Winter Homeschool Class

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Homeschool children ages 5-15 can join a naturalist and explore nature and history topics through discussion, hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Register by December 12.

Preschool Peepers: Pine Trees

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

What is a pine tree and where can you find them? We will learn this and more as we read a story, go on a walk to look for pine trees, and make art with pine needles. Register online by December 16.

Winter Weather Homeschool Class

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Homeschool children ages 5-15 can join a naturalist and explore nature and history topics through discussion, hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Register by January 9.

Preschool Peepers: Feed the Birds

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Young children are invited to learn about our overwintering birds, take a hike, and then make a peanut butter or Crisco pinecone bird feeder to hang outside for the birds. Register online by January 13.

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.

Winter Raccoon Candy Cane Hunt

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Learn some fun raccoon facts with a naturalist, then go on a hike to find some of the goodies the Winter Raccoon has hidden throughout the forest. Register online 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.

Plants in Winter Homeschool Class

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Homeschool children ages 5-15 can join a naturalist and explore nature and history topics through discussion, hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Register by February 6.

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.

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