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Sunup Hikes at Giant City

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

It’s summer in southern Illinois and even though it’s hot and humid, that’s no reason to stop hiking! Roll out of bed and join the Park Naturalist as we get some exercise and take in the early morning woods on one of the 8 park trails. Trails will vary from Read more…

Dueling Pianos at Kiki’s CoffeeHouse

Kiki's Coffeehouse 326 S Main St, Anna, Illinois

As always it's going to be a fun night of singalong songs so make plans now and reserve your seat. These shows sell out so don't wait too long. Kiki will be making some summer drinks, and don't forget to decorate you table and wear your summer party close! NO Read more…

$10

Cooking Wild Mushrooms in Summer

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

Be sure to save room for mushrooms! Join Naturalist and wild food enthusiast Alex Holmes for an introduction to edible summer mushrooms and how to prepare them. Registration is required. registration required.  618-457-4836

Full Thunder Moon Paddle on the Cache River

Join us as we paddled through the ancient wetlands of the Cache River at night and hear the call of this ancient wild place. We will be paddling under the first full moon of the summer sometimes referred to as the Thunder Moon. The guides will share their knowledge of Read more…

Larry Braun’s Photography Exhibit Opening Reception

Anna Art Center 125 W Davie St, Anna, IL

Larry is a prolific photographer who is a landscape and streetscape photographer. The focus of his work is outdoors in small towns, state parks, and historic districts. Ø  Larry’s most notable photo to date is one he took of the Mississippi River that was selected to be used on a Read more…

Fishing at the Cache

Cache River Wetland Center 8885 State Route 37 S, Cypress, Illinois

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will offer a series of FREE youth catch-and –release clinics at Cache River State Natural Area, Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center. The clinics will be held Thursdays, 10-noon, June 30 and July 7, 21 2022. Instructors will present information on fish and other aquatic life; Read more…

Sunup Hikes at Giant City

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

It’s summer in southern Illinois and even though it’s hot and humid, that’s no reason to stop hiking! Roll out of bed and join the Park Naturalist as we get some exercise and take in the early morning woods on one of the 8 park trails. Trails will vary from Read more…

Rare Plants and Common Lookalikes

Giant City Visitor center 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, IL

There are over 400 species of rare plants known from Illinois, but many of them look similar to more common species. This presentation will discuss the identifica-tion of rare plants and explain how to differentiate them from their related counter-parts. Registration is required.

Magnificent Moths at the Cache!

Cache River Wetland Center 8885 State Route 37 S, Cypress, Illinois

oin University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Department of Natural Resources at our first Magnificent Moths event during during National Moth Week! Did you know there are over 150,000 species of moths in the world? Moths play an important role in the food web, but are often ignored. Join us Read more…

Hope Stock

Join Project Diehard for our 2nd annual amazing event:  Hope Stock. This event is going to happen on July 29th, 30th, 31st.  189 Haven of Love Dr, Makanda, IL. Project Diehard is a faith based and scripture led Veteran owned nonprofit that works with Veterans and their families through short Read more…

Butterfly Princess Day! – with Butterfly Stilt Walkers at Rendleman Orchards

Rendleman Orchards 9680 State Highway 127 N., Alto Pass, IL

Dress as a  Butterfly Princess  and meet our Butterfly Stilt Walkers in the flower fields! 2 Butterfly Stilt Walkers will be visiting Rendleman Orchards to meet and greet all the Butterfly Princesses visiting the farm! Wear your prettiest wings and glittery make up! Or have the face painter on site give you Read more…

$3
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