Starved Rock Foundation

Calendar of FREE events from the Visitor Center 2019 Most programs occur on Sundays unless otherwise noted. Some programs require Email registration!

Interpretive Hikes most Saturdays & Sundays at 9:30 am mid June - end of November 815-667-4906

January 2019

JANUARY 6 1:30-2:30PM, THE RECLUSIVE NATIVE CAT OF ILLINOIS by JENNIFER KUDORA of the ILLINOIS BOBCAT FOUNDATION

JANUARY 12 & 13, WINTER WILDERNESS WEEKEND HIKES 9:30AM, 11AM & 1PM - MORE HIKES MAY BE ADDED CHECK VC

JANUARY 26 & 27, EAGLE WATCH WEEKEND ACTIVITIES AT VC, LODGE & ILLINOIS WATERWAY VC. CHECK www.illinoisaudubon.org FOR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

February 2019

FEBRUARY 10, SANDSTONE TALES: GEOLOGY of STARVED ROCK'S PAST 1:30PM - 2:30PM by MICHAEL PHILLIPS IVCC GEOLOGY INSTRUCTOR

March 2019

MARCH 10, TAP FOR MAPLE SAP! 1:30PM STARTING INSIDE & GOING OUTSIDE by LISA SONS PARK INTERPRETER

MARCH 17, THE HISTORY of STARVED ROCK 1673-1911 -1:30PM - 2:30PM by MARK WALCZYNSKI ,PARK HISTORIAN

MARCH 22, (FRIDAY) FULLMOON NIGHT HIKE LASALLE & TONTI CANYONS 5:30PM -7:30PM MUST REGISTER BY EMAIL: DNR.StarvedRock@illinois.gov by MARCH15!

MARCH 24, THE ILLINOIS INDIANS: HISTORY and CULTURE in ILLINOIS 1:30PM - 2:30PM by DR. DAN HECHENBERGER - IMSA

April 2019

APRIL 14, LIVING WITH WILDLIFE: A BALANCE of NATURE 1:30PM- 2:30PM by NANCY JOHNSON of SECOND HAND RANCH

APRIL 27, ECOLOGY of SPRING EPHEMERAL FLOWERS 1:30PM - 2:30PM by CHRIS BENDA the ILLINOIS BOTANIZER

 

 

May 2019

MAY 4 & 5, ANNUAL WILDFLOWER PILGRIMAGE GUIDED HIKES LEAVE VC 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1PM; MORE HIKES MAY BE OFFERED CHECK AT THE VC.

MAY 11 & 12, 18 & 19, FALCONRY-LIVE BIRDS MEET & GREET WITH RICH ESCUTIA 1-3PM BY THE CABIN

MAY 19, WILDLIFE PRAIRIE PARK PRESENTS AMAZING ANIMALS OF ILLINOIS 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM LIVE ANIMALS!

MAY 27, (MONDAY) MEMORIAL DAY GUIDED HIKE 9:30 AM - 11 AM by LISA SONS

June 2019

JUNE 1, (SATURDAY) NATIONAL TRAILS DAY CELEBRATION: GUIDED HIKES - 9:30 AM & 1PM, COME GREET SMOKEY BEAR & SADIE THE EAGLE AT THE VC

JUNE 1 & 2, 15 & 16, FALCONRY-LIVE BIRDS MEET & GREET WITH RICH ESCUTIA 1- 3PM BY THE CABIN

JUNE 21, (FRIDAY) SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNRISE TREK* at MATTHIESSEN DELLS AREA, (FRIDAY) 6:30AM - 8:00AM *PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY-EMAIL DNRstarvedrock@illinois.gov MEET AT MATTHIESSEN DELLS AREA FORT

July 2019

JULY 6 & 7, 27 & 28, FALCONRY-LIVE BIRDS MEET & GREET WITH RICH ESCUTIA 1 - 3PM BY THE CABIN

August 2019

AUGUST 3 & 4, 24 & 25, FALCONRY-LIVE BIRDS MEET & GREET WITH RICH ESCUTIA 1 - 3PM BY THE CABIN

September 2019

SEPTEMBER 2, (MONDAY) LABOR DAY GUIDED HIKE 9:30AM - 11AM

SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 21 & 22, FALCONRY-LIVE BIRDS MEET & GREET WITH RICH ESCUTIA 1 - 3PM BY THE CABIN

SEPTEMBER 8, MONARCH MANIA PROGRAM 1:30PM - 2:30 PM by DOUG TARON OF IL BUTTERFLY MONITORING NETWORK

October 2019

OCTOBER 5 & 6, 19 & 20, FALCONRY-LIVE BIRDS WITH RICH ESCUTIA 1-3PM BY THE CABIN

OCTOBER 19 & 20, 2019 FALL COLORS WEEKEND - GUIDED HIKES 9:30AM, 11AM & 1PM CHECK VC SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 26, INCREDIBLE BATS and MORE -LIVE BIRDS 1PM - 2PM

OCTOBER 26, HALLOWEEN TALES & STORIES 2:30 - 3:30PM BILL MYERS

OCTOBER 26, 2019 HAUNTED HALLOWEEN NIGHT GUIDED HIKES* LEAVE VISITOR'S CENTER AT 5:30, 5:45, 6:00, 6:15 & 6:30PM.* PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY-EMAIL DNRstarvedrock@illinois.gov

November 2019

NOVEMBER 10 SOAR WITH LIVE BIRDS OF PREY 1:30PM -2:30PM by SAVING OUR AMERICAN RAPTORS

NOVEMBER 15 (FRIDAY) FULL MOON NIGHT HIKE* 5:30PM - 7PM *PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY-EMAIL DNRstarvedrock@illinois.go

December 2019

DECEMBER 21 (SATURDAY) WINTER SOLSTICE SUNRISE HIKE*, 7AM - 8:30AM PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY-EMAIL DNRstarvedrock@illinois.go MEET AT OTTAWA/KASKASKIA PARKING LOTS JUST PAST EAST ENTRANCE ON RT 71