Makanda

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...
The 2017 Illinois First Detector Workshop on invasive plants, diseases and insects is scheduled to be offered at eight sites throughout the state beginning in January. One of the workshops is planned on Jan. 26 in Makanda. Information is available by contacting Maggie Rose at 618-687-1727. In its...
The 2017 Illinois First Detector Workshop on invasive plants, diseases and insects is scheduled to be offered at eight sites throughout the state beginning in January. One of the workshops is planned on Jan. 26 in Makanda. Information is available by contacting Maggie Rose at 618-687-1727. In its...
Unique and one-of-a-kind creations and donations from local artists, crafters, businesses, individuals and supporters will all be up for bids Saturday, Nov. 5, at PAWS’ 23rd annual Auction for Animals benefit.  The event is presented by Pets Are Worth Saving Inc., a local animal welfare...
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...

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