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Nature movie at the Cache River Wetland Center

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

Visit the Cache River Wetland Center and enjoy a free movie on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3, or in the evening from 6 to 7. This year the focus is on Raptors or Birds of Prey. These are hypercarnivorous bird species that actively hunt and feed on other vertebrates Read more…

Women’s Health Naturally! Expo and Workshops

Carbondale Civic Center 200 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL

hosted by Dayempur Herbals and Dayemi Health Services, is an annual event that brings natural healthcare practitioners and providers together in a loving environment where they can meet with, and help educate women on how to naturally care for themselves and their families.

Hiking 101 at Giant City

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

Southern Illinois has a wide range of hiking possibilities and there are always new trails to discover! Join Hiking with Shawn, Local Shawnee Forest fanatic, as he discusses what to wear, gear, apps to use, tips for the trail and hiking trails you might be unfamiliar with! Registration is required.

Plants of Concern: A Rare Plant Monitoring Program in Illinois

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

The unglaciated terrain of extreme southern Illinois is home to a variety of plant species not found in the rest of the state, making many of them rare in Illinois. Yet the resources available to monitor and protect them are more limited. To alleviate this, the Plants of Concern (POC) Read more…

Dirty South Roubaix Bike Race

100k+ as the main event of the day, but will also offer a shorter course for anyone who doesn't want to tackle the full 100k. The short course will be somewhere near half of the 100k. Don't worry, it will still have hills and gravel ;) The racers from the Read more…

What Frog is that?

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

Spring is almost officially here and the frog calls have started! Join Biologist John Palis as we get a jumpstart on warmer weather by learning how to identify our local frogs by sight and sound. Registration required. Please call 618-457-4836.

Shawnee Polar Plunge

It’s about freezin’ for a reason.  Pounds Hollow Recreation Area will be the chilly site for the Shawnee Polar Plunge into Pounds Hollow Lake to support the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest and the Equality Fire Department.

12 Mile Red Cedar Hike

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

For the experienced long distance hiker wishing to take a more challenging guided hike, now is your chance! Join Mary Boehler, park volunteer and Master Naturalist, as she leads participants along this 12 mile backpacking trail. This hike will take a minimum of six hours to complete and will be Read more…

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail – Wine & Food Pairing Weekend

All 11 wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail have paired up to create a wonderful weekend of savory wine and cheese pairings. We invite you to join us for a progressive tasting along the trail and enhance your appreciation and enjoyment of our wines paired with delicious samples. www.shawneewinetrail.com

Birding Hike

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

March is a great time to look for spring migrators in Giant City! Join Vicki Lang-Mendenhall, park volunteer and Southern Illinois Audubon Society member, as she guides participants along the 3/4 mile Indian Creek Nature Trail. Registration is required for all programs. Please call the Giant City Visitors Center at Read more…

Princess Day at Annabelle Market

Annabelle Market 300 S Main St, Anna, IL

There will be loads of activities for your kiddos inside Annabelle Market and in Various Businesses in Anna-Jonesboro!! Oh and the best part…. Disney Princesses will be in town from 10-1!!! A list of Events/Princess Locations will be provided as plans are finalized. Keep checking back for updates!!!(This is fluid Read more…

Nature movie at the Cache River Wetland Center

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

Visit the Cache River Wetland Center and enjoy a free movie on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 3, or in the evening from 6 to 7. This year the focus is on Raptors or Birds of Prey. These are hypercarnivorous bird species that actively hunt and feed on other vertebrates Read more…

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