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Falconry on the Fly

Join us on the Veranda for an impromptu question and answer session all about the birds of prey! Rich Escutia, Certified Falconer, will be on hand to answer your questions and inform you of these magnificent birds! He will also have some of his Hawks available for viewing!

FALCONRY SRL

Falconry on the Fly

Join us on the Veranda for an impromptu question and answer session all about the birds of prey! Rich Escutia, Certified Falconer, will be on hand to answer your questions and inform you of these magnificent birds! He will also have some of his Hawks available for viewing!

FALCONRY SRL

Falconry on the Fly

Join us on the Veranda for an impromptu question and answer session all about the birds of prey! Rich Escutia, Certified Falconer, will be on hand to answer your questions and inform you of these magnificent birds! He will also have some of his Hawks available for viewing!

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Survival Workshop – Native Survival

How did native peoples survive comfortably and with ease from what they gathered and made in the wild? Well, it’s time to find out and go native! Make rope from local plants. Practice hunting with the oldest technique known to humankind. Craft a bow drill set and try your hand at making fire by friction! See many reproducible tool demonstrations like traps, snares, the hand drill, and native bowls, as well as getting shelter ideas. Read More

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Survival Workshop – Native Tracking

Anyone can see tracks in wet soil and snow, but where do they go when they seemingly disappear in to the forest? Get the skills to see tracks and follow trails in the woods others simply cannot see! Learn how to read what an animal is doing – and thinking – from their tracks alone. Discover how and why tracking goes way beyond footprints. Know why people get lost in the woods and how not Read More

DRUM CIRCLE POSTER

Native American Flute Circle

Move to the beat with local musician Dave Peterson as he leads an interactive drum circle featuring African Percussion and Native American flutes. It’s an experience for all ages and ability levels. An energetic and fun way to create “in the moment” music with percussion instruments. Drums provided! This event will take place outside at Fox Ridge!

WILDERNESS WEDNESDAYS

Wilderness Wednesdays!

Weekly nature education programs for all ages. Each week a guest presenter will introduce participants to a new nature topic. Topics include bees, geology, snakes, falconry and more! This is a great opportunity to learn something new about the world around us. Programs will run from 3-4pm outside at Fox Ridge. Wednesday June 17 – Falconry Wednesday June 24 – Geology Wednesday July 1 – My Best Friend Training Wednesday July 8 – Petting Zoo Read More

Short Stories to Tall Tales: a Fur Trade Adventure at Starved Rock Visitors Center

Meet Andre’ St. Pierre, 18th Century French – Indian fur trader. History has never been so much fun! Andre will present an entertaining and educational look at the French fur traders and the native tribes they lived and worked with. Andre’ is a character developed by Andy Talley. He has delighted and educated audiences throughout the Midwest with his portrayal of our fur trade era. This event will be held at the Starved Rock Visitors Read More

Wildlife Prairie Park Presents “Amazing Animals” at Starved Rock Visitors Center

Skunks, turtles, and owls, oh my! Get up close and personal with these native critters, and many more. See what makes them so absolutely amazing! Live animals! This event will be held at Starved Rock Visitors Center!

Birds of Prey Live! at the Starved Rock Visitors Center

Saving Our American Raptors will be on hand with live birds of prey! See birds of prey such as falcons, owls, and hawks up-close, and learn about the impressive adaptations and behaviors of these remarkable birds. This event will be held at the Starved Rock Visitors Center!