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Discover Raptors! Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl With Hoo Haven

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

Get Up Close & Personal with Amazing Raptors!   Raptors are fierce hunters that use stealth to surprise all kinds of prey. Come find out about these amazing birds when you meet Hoo Haven's Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! You'll also learn about the fascinating work this rehabilitator […]

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“This Land Is Your Land” Folk Songs of Woodie Guthrie featuring Bucky Halker | Time Traveler Series

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

Illinois Folk Singer Bucky Halker will  have you spellbound as he musically weaves the story of the people who labored and lived at the confluence land...from the men who rode the rails and lived in encampments during the depression era, to the Irish workers who toiled to build the railroads, and the men who labored […]

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Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

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

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

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Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

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

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Starry, Starry Night “Owl Prowl” | Free Guided Hike & Community Fire

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

Let's Go On An Owl Prowl! Owl and Birding Expert Megan Pease will lead us on our twilight Owl Prowl guided hike at Nature At The Confluence. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the night. This […]

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Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

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

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Recurring

Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

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

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Peek Into The Creek – Free community program for all ages

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

Take a peek into the creek and lets find out what critters live in Turtle Creek! Come discover the underwater world of macroinvertebrates and learn what they can tell us about how healthy (or unhealthy) a stream really is! You can choose to stay on the ground and observe & learn about the specimens we've […]

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Recurring

Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

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

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Recurring

Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

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

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Starry, Starry Night | Sounds Of The Night Guided Hike & Fire

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

►► 6:30pm - Fire & S’mores- Our fireplace will light up the evening, and you can gather to make your own S’mores. ►► 7:00pm “Sounds Of The Night” brief presentation around the fire ►► 7:20-8:20pm “Sounds of the Night” Guided Hike (less than 1 mile) What’s that noise in the woods or prairie? We’re taking […]

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Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

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

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Big Hill Rocks and Walls with Welty Environmental Center – Free!

Big Hill Park 1201 W Big Hill Road, Beloit, WI

Join the Welty Environmental Center at Big Hill Park to learn more about the lives of rocks, including the glacial outwash that created Big Hill. We will hike down to the old quarry and explore the sediment layers. We will also learn about the people who lived in Big Hill Park and built the Model-T […]

Starry, Starry Night | Lumberjack Demo & Harvest Moon Hike

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

Enjoy a Lumberjack demonstration by Laura Helmich Join us for a fun evening around our fire for free S'mores, Lumberjack demo and samples of our Harvest Moon Soup. ►► Fire & S’mores- Our fireplace will light up the evening, and you can gather to make your own S’mores. ►►Enjoy a Lumberjack demonstration by Laura Helmich, […]

Monarch Magic! – Free Guided Hike with 815 Outside

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

Come walk the prairie and river trails at Nature At The Confluence and learn more about the Super Generation of Monarchs that are beginning their migration to Mexico. We'll walk the prairie trails to spot their favorite native plants, learn about their mighty 2000 mile migration and  you'll find out more about how you can […]

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Family Fall Walkabout

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

Join Us for Some Fall Family Fun! Make a Fall Memory Stick as you walk the trails along the creeks and river at Nature At The Confluence and see the changing prairie and woodland landscape of fall! Enjoy a roasted marshmallow as you gather around the toasty fire. Then get crafty with a cool Make-n-Take […]

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Flashlight Friday – Night Hike & Fire

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

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Here's your chance to find out! Grab your flashlight and join us as we head out into the woods to explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike on the wooded and prairie trails at Nature At The Confluence. Bring a flashlight and […]

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South Beloit Community Tree Lighting Celebration

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

Join Us For A New, Festive Tradition For Our Community! Ongoing Activities From 4:30 to 6:00pm - Ornament Making & Tree Decorating - Fire & Marshmallow Roasting - Enjoy Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate - Take a fun picture at the Festive Selfie Spot! - 4:45 & 5:15 - Fireside Storytelling   - 5:00pm - Tree […]

Winter Dazzle Day with 815 Outside

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

Kick Off 2022 with dazzling ways to enjoy the great outdoors! We're offering you lots of dazzling ways to have outdoor Winter fun! Stop by at any time between 1-3pm at Nature At The Confluence to enjoy an outdoor hike, make a pine cone bird feeder, learn about Phenology; do a tree bark rubbing and […]

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