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Macon County Conservation Videos

Pileated Woodpecker building nest at Rock Springs Nature Center, Decatur, Illinois

A male pileated woodpecker builds a nest at Rock Springs Conservation Area and Nature Center, Decatur, Illinois, in January 2012. Watch as Jeff Tish, program director, narrates the action which can be viewed from inside the Rock Spring Nature Center via the Window on Wildlife -- a huge picture window that looks out onto a wooded area with numerous bird feeders.

Heartland Highways Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center

WEIU's "Heartland Highways" looks at natural areas of Illinois, including Macon County Conservation District's Conservation Areas, featuring Rock Springs Conservation Area and Nature Center. Decatur, Illinois.

Learn more about Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center.

Heartland HighwaysWEIU

Vintage Base Ball with the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels

A group of base ball players in Macon County is preserving the old days of base ball. The Rock Springs Ground Squirrels play the game by 1860s rules, which dont allow swearing or gloves. Producer Julius Bolton takes viewers to the Macon County Conservation District to enjoy a bygone era from our national pastime.

Learn more about the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels.

Prairie FireWILL-TV

Today's Sunrise Sunset in Decatur, IL:
    Sunrise is at: 5:35 AM
    Sunset is at: 8:10 PM

What can you do at the Nature Center?

Visit Our Conservation Areas

Rock Springs Conservation Area
Friends Creek Conservation Area
Sand Creek Conservation Area
Griswold Conservation Area
Fort Daniel Conservation Area


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The Macon County Conservation District invites you to visit the many natural areas in Macon County, Illinois, including Rock Springs Nature Center, which offers nature programs, special activities, nature hikes, summer camps, music programs, conference rooms for all ages throughout the year in Decatur, Illinois.
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Decatur, IL 62521
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