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

Little Science Storytime

Our summer story time with the South Beloit Public Library returns! Join us on Friday mornings or Sunday afternoons for reading and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for […]

$5.00
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Jun 14, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Little Science Storytime

Our summer story time with the South Beloit Public Library returns! Join us on Friday mornings or Sunday afternoons for reading and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for […]

$5
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Jun 16, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Yoga Suave Bilingue

Conecte su cuerpo y respiración en esta clase de yoga para principiantes, impartida en español e inglés. Dirigido por Lily Herbold, una instructora de yoga registrada que obtuvo su certificación en […]

$7.00
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Jun 16, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Nature Night Hike

Discover creatures of the night on this guided nature hike. Timed to match the emergence of fireflies and glow worms, the blooming of common milkweed, and the calls of frogs […]

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Jun 16, 2024 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Monarch Monitoring

Become a community scientist by joining our staff in monitoring our monarch population. Drop in on Tuesdays at 4:00pm for a walk through a prairie where we practice protocol from […]

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Jun 18, 2024 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Wednesday Work Day

We need volunteers to help support and sustain this organization. From planting gardens, pulling weeds, trimming trails, or helping with events – there are so many ways to lend a […]

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Jun 19, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Community Fire & Drum Circle

Join the tradition of celebrating summer at The Confluence! Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate. We have musical instruments […]

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Jun 20, 2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Science Storytime

Our summer story time with the South Beloit Public Library returns! Join us on Friday mornings or Sunday afternoons for reading and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for […]

$5
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Jun 21, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 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

Turtles Through the Seasons

Turtles Through the Seasons

Written by Thaddeus Skarr (June 2024) Turtles are a fixture of Nature At The Confluence (it’s called Turtle Creek for a reason). Several species are known to inhabit the waters of Turtle Creek, Kelly Creek, and the Rock River, including the colorful painted turtle...

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Seventeen Year Cicadas at The Confluence

Seventeen Year Cicadas at The Confluence

Written by: Claire Milsted (May 2024). Claire is a visiting assistant professor of biology at Beloit College, where she teaches botany, genetics and evolution, and conservation biology. She grew up in Chicago and received her PhD in plant biological sciences from...

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Eagle Update at The Confluence

Eagle Update at The Confluence

Written by: Camille Ledoux (March 2024) The bald eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since June 20, 1782. Nature At The Confluence has been lucky enough to be a cherished habitat for a nice pair of bald eagles. Before catching up on our resident...

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Partner of the Month: South Beloit Public Library

Partner of the Month: South Beloit Public Library

We are able to offer many of our programs thanks to a strong partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Library Director Brenda Weinberg recently answered questions about the partnership’s value to the community and what’s in store for the future. How long has...

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