Connecting People With Nature

Nature At The Confluence invites you to stop in for a visit to discover nature just steps from the city.  We’re located on about 80 acres surrounded by the Rock River, Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek, and you’ll find scenic beauty during every season. The campus offers a 5-acre prairie restoration, trails, learning gardens, pollinator gardens and programs are held throughout the year for all ages and interests! Visit our calendar to see all we have to offer and come see us soon!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday Treks

Tuesday Treks

Join our staff for free guided hikes at 3pm and 5pm, or explore on your own! Hike distance ranges from .5 to 2 miles on mostly flat, dirt and gravel […]

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Oct 04, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday Work Day

Wednesday Work Day

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. […]

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Oct 05, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yoga At The Confluence

Yoga At The Confluence

$12.00

Embrace the fall weather while connecting with your breath in this beginner-friendly yoga class. Enjoy flowing led by Lily Herbold, a registered yoga instructor who earned her certification at three […]

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Oct 06, 2022 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Falling Leaves: Tracing Seasons in the Art of Truman Lowe

Falling Leaves: Tracing Seasons in the Art of Truman Lowe

Free

Nationally-acclaimed Ho-Chunk artist Truman Lowe, whose sheltering sculpture is nestled on the banks of Turtle Creek at Nature At The Confluence, was a close observer of the woodland environment of […]

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Oct 10, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday Treks

Tuesday Treks

Join our staff for free guided hikes at 3pm and 5pm, or explore on your own! Hike distance ranges from .5 to 2 miles on mostly flat, dirt and gravel […]

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Oct 11, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Early Bird Gets The Worm- Fall Migration

Early Bird Gets The Worm- Fall Migration

Free

Wake up early to experience the amazing bird activity that takes place at dawn. Join us for coffee (BYO mug) before we explore our Rock River Birding & Hiking Trail […]

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Oct 12, 2022 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday Work Day

Wednesday Work Day

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. […]

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Oct 12, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yoga At The Confluence

Yoga At The Confluence

$12.00

Embrace the fall weather while connecting with your breath in this beginner-friendly yoga class. Enjoy flowing led by Lily Herbold, a registered yoga instructor who earned her certification at three […]

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Oct 13, 2022 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Land Acknowledgement

Nature At The Confluence acknowledges that we occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land, where their people lived at Ke-chunk-nee-shun-nuk-ra, or Turtle village, until an 1832 treaty forced them to cede this territory. For decades federal and state governments repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin and Illinois. Through our programs we seek to educate visitors about the Ho-Chunk’s legacy of resilience, and honor their ancestors that cherished this land. 

Latest News

Environmental Grant received from Illinois American Water

Environmental Grant received from Illinois American Water

Nature at the Confluence is pleased to announce that we have received a $1,000 Illinois American Water’s 2022 Environmental Grant to purchase an EnviroScape Model to strengthen our watershed-focused educational programming for K-12 students, scouts, adults and...

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