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.

Preschool Peepers: Pond Life

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

What kinds of animals can you find in a pond? Dress to get dirty as we learn about life in the pond, then go outside and use nets to catch some critters.

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.

Preschool Peepers: Furry Friends

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Learn what a mammal is and which ones live in Illinois.

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.

Fall Harvest Festival

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Celebrate fall at Rock Springs Nature Center with fall-themed activities including archery, canoeing, pumpkin painting, a scavenger hunt, wagon rides, tours at Homestead Prairie Farm, and more.

Candlelight Tour

Homestead Prairie Farm 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Electricity and modern conveniences were not always at our fingertips. 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.

Preschool Peepers: Fall Color

Rock Springs Nature Center 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL

Why do the leaves change color in the fall? Learn [...]

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