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Wild Scaping Your Yard

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Curious about the practice of No Mow May, or how you can go beyond to provide habitat for local wildlife? Kaelyb Lokrantz, Manager of Community Action's Merrill Community Sharing Garden and Julie Uram from Nature At The Confluence will provide ideas and inspiration for wildscaping your outdoor spaces. This event is free but space is […]

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Monarch Monitoring Meet Up

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

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 the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program. All ages welcome, no prior experience necessary. This series is free and there is no registration.

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Monarch Monitoring Meet Up

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

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 the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program. All ages welcome, no prior experience necessary. This series is free and there is no registration.

Community Science: Snakes

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Snakes play an important role in our ecosystem, yet there is still so much we don’t know about them! Learn about local snake populations from our guest herpetologist Nathan Kutok, and discover how you can volunteer to help monitor snakes at Nature At The Confluence. We will begin with an indoor presentation, followed by a […]

$5.00 – $10.00
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Monarch Monitoring Meet Up

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

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 the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program. All ages welcome, no prior experience necessary. This series is free and there is no registration.

Rescheduled- Community Science: Bats

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Bats are one of the most unique and important members of our local ecosystem. Immerse yourself in Community Science by joining our bat monitoring hike at Nature At The Confluence. Learn about native bat species and practice sound-monitoring techniques using our echometer. This is a family friendly event and space is limited so please register […]

$5.00 – $10.00
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Monarch Monitoring Meet Up

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

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 the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program. All ages welcome, no prior experience necessary. This series is free and there is no registration.

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Savor summer evenings with music 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 for you to try, or you are welcome to bring your own. Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make […]

Family Creek Day

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

All are welcome to investigate our waterways, find out how we can be good stewards of our watershed, and of course splash in Turtle Creek. Wading in the creek is optional but encouraged, and close-toed shoes that can get wet are required. This event is best suited for ages 5 and up, as well as […]

$10.00
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Monarch Monitoring Meet Up

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

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 the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program. All ages welcome, no prior experience necessary. This series is free and there is no registration.

Fireflies at Dusk

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Join Welty Environmental Center at Nature at the Confluence to learn more about these amazing insects. We will read a story, learning about firefly behavior, life cycle, and why they glow.  These luminescent beetles are members of the family Lampyridae. They are reported to be most active in the Wisconsin between July 1 and August 26th […]

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Monarch Monitoring Meet Up

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

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 the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program. All ages welcome, no prior experience necessary. This series is free and there is no registration.

Birds of Prey Day

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Come learn about some of the most awe-inspiring, high-flying creatures around - birds of prey! Meet a Great Horned Owl and Red-Tailed Hawk up close, courtesy of the Atwood Center. Take part in activities and presentations to help you and your family learn about the behaviors, adaptations, and skills that put birds of prey at […]

$10.00 – $20.00
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Monarch Monitoring Meet Up

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

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 the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program. All ages welcome, no prior experience necessary. This series is free and there is no registration.

Skyfishing for Moths

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Discover the insect life that thrives in the dark! Join our staff and Joni Denker, Conservation Supervisor for the Rockford Park District, to go "skyfishing" - observe and identify the moths and insects that are attracted to light at night. The evening will begin with a brief indoor program, followed by observation and identification outdoors.  […]

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Savor summer evenings with music 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 for you to try, or you are welcome to bring your own. Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make […]

Swift Night Out

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Swift Night Out is a continent-wide effort to raise awareness about Chimney Swifts and their need for roosting habitat. Learn a bit about these aerial insectivores that spend almost their entire lives airborne, then join us in heading to downtown Beloit to watch them enter their roost sites for the evening. Chimney Swifts nest throughout the […]

$5.00

Morning Bird Hike

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Start your day with a slow, calming walk as we observe and identify the many birds that call The Confluence home, including those migrating for the fall! Binoculars and bird lists are provided and all experience levels are welcome. Space is limited so please register in advance.

$5.00

Little Scientists: Apples

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Use your senses to investigate local apple varieties, learn about how they grow, and make a craft involving this delicious fruit. This program is best suited for children ages 4-6 and their caretakers, siblings are also welcome. The Little Scientist series will take place on September 26th, October 12th, November 16th, and December 12th. Cost […]

$7.00