Giant City State Park

Wild plants and nature will be the focus of programs which are scheduled Saturday, May 27, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Wild Plants Wild plants of Giant City will be featured in a program which is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The program will be presented by botanist and plant...
Butterfly monitor training is scheduled Saturday, April 1, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The program is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network is scheduled to present the workshop. The training is slated to include an introduction to the program, how to...
An exhibit featuring photographs from the L.O. Trigg collection is set during March at the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda. A talk about the collection, curated by Charles Hammond, is planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the visitors center. Trigg, who was a...
The visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda is hosting an exhibit by photographer and nature enthusiast Mike Pyrtel during February. The photography exhibit highlights flora, fauna and sunsets in Southern Illinois. 
A full moon hike is planned Friday night, Feb. 10, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The hike is planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nature Trail at the park and will be led by the natural resources coordinator at the park. For more information, or to register for the hike, call the...
A talk about the ecology of spring ephemerals is planned at the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The presentation is scheduled to be given by botanist Christopher David Benda. Southern Illinois and Giant City State Park are home to a...
CARBONDALE, Ill. –  Would Alex, Katie or Jacob be the first to ride a horse across the arena and throw a couple of balls into the assigned brightly colored buckets? It was an intense but fun competition. Jacob smiled and pumped his fist in jubilation as he won the first round.  Undeterred, Alex and...
A winter tree identification program is planned Saturday, Nov. 5, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The free program is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public. The program will involve a hike on the Giant City Nature Trail. The hike will be led by NRCS soil conservationist...
Area residents will have the opportunity to learn basic principles of safe trapping at an Illinois Department of Natural Resources trapper education course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Giant City State Park Visitor Center, located at 235 Giant City Road in Makanda. State law...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced on Sept. 26, that campsite reservations are now available at Southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  Reservations can be...

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