Wilderness Wednesday at Fox Ridge – “Getting to Know our Furry Friends”… Education Program & Petting Zoo. Join us on August 21 at 3pm. There’s nothing like a chance to snuggle with an animal considered not to be so snuggly. Deb Moreland, of Furry Friends, will present a program on characteristics and living habits of some familiar and not-so-familiar animal friends. After the program, participants will have a chance to get up close and personal with a skunk, prairie Read More
Wilderness Wednesday at Fox Ridge – “Wild Weather” June 19 3pm “If you don’t like the weather here in Illinois, just wait 15 minutes and it will change!” Meteorologist Spiros Koliopolous will help us learn more about weather patterns and some of the reasons behind Illinois’ wild weather. He’ll also share some strategies for severe weather preparedness. Each participant will have a chance make their own rain gauge! Admission: Voluntary Donation For information call 815-220-7386.
Wilderness Wednesday at Fox Ridge – Falconry 3pm Certified Falconer, Rich Escutia will open our eyes to the art and science of falconry. Rich will be bringing along his hawks to help inform and demonstrate how these magnificent birds survive. This is a great opportunity to get a little closer to a bird of prey and admire its beauty and skill. Admission: Voluntary Donation For information call 815-220-7386.
Wilderness Wednesday at Fox Ridge – “Zentangles” 3pm Learn to turn a “doodle” into a piece of art. Use doodling as a time for meditation, focus & creativity. Join Zentangle artist, Ellen Baranowski for an afternoon learning about the techniques and patterns to turn doodling into a rewarding process. No artistic experience or background is necessary and all ages are welcome. Admission: Voluntary Donation For information call 815-220-7386.
Join Falconry expert, Rich Escutia on June 23 at 3pm at Fox Ridge (our outdoor venue at Starved Rock Lodge) as he shares his expertise in falconry. Learn about the types of birds he has studied and meet some of his feathered friends during your visit. This is a free event. Donations are welcome. For more information call 815-220-7386.
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for May 4, 2013 have been canceled. Our first Migratory Bird Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 from 11am-3pm at Fox Ridge (located under the pines, across from the main Lodge entrance). Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This Read More
The Migratory Bird Festival Events for Friday, May 3 have been canceled. Join us on Saturday May 4 from 11am-3pm for The Migratory Bird Festival at Fox Ridge. Everyone is invited to join Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center for their Flying Wild Migratory Bird Festival! Celebrate the hundreds of species of birds that pass through Starved Rock State Park on their spring migratory path along the Mississippi Flyway. This event will provide opportunities for Read More
Join us for an Autumn Drum Circle at Fox Ridge on Sunday, September 22. 2013 from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. We’re celebrating the Autumnal Equinox at Starved Rock Lodge. Dave Peterson will lead the Drum Circle. There will be plenty of drums for all, so you can feel free to join in the music making. Explore the “roots of rhythm” and give the West African djembe, the ashiko, and the dundunba at try. Celebrate in community through the Read More
Sponsored by the Starved Rock Foundation, Sunday Programs are offered from January 1-April 28, 2013. Click here to see the complete schedule. Most programs start at 2:00 p.m. Other events sponsored by the Foundation are: All About Beekeeping (April 14 at 2pm) Spring Wildflowers (April 21 at 2pm) Spring Wildflower Weekend (April 27 & 28 with guided hikes at 9 am and 1 pm both days) The Starved Rock Foundation makes a difference at the Read More
Whether you are just beginning in photography, are an advanced amateur or a professional, you are welcome to join the Starved Rock Photography Club. Monthly photography walks at Starved Rock State Park’s Lodge with club leader, Jacki Pienta. The Photo Club will meet each month throughout the year for guided walks to planned sites for photography opportunities. Members will informally exchange ideas and tips for quality nature & wildlife photos.We will meet the 4th Saturday of every Read More