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Autumn Migratory Bird Hike

Join the park naturalist and local bird expert, Tom Williams, as we hike to seek out resident birds and greet our fall migrators. Bring your binoculars and your favorite bird guide. Hike will leave from the Starved Rock Visitor Center at 8:00 a.m. Hike lasts two hours.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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Sunset Drum Circle

Join us at Fox Ridge for a Sunset Drum Circle will be performed by Dave Peterson. The event starts at 6:30pm.

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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!

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Patsy Cline Evening Show

Mary Pfeifer has a voice that will take you back to the days of Patsy Cline.  From Patsy’s first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, she covers her famous hits such as Crazy and Walking After Midnight.  Evening Show included: wine tasting, dinner buffet and show.  We will begin check in and wine tasting at 5:00pm in the Great Hall of the Lodge.  Overnight packages available. $37.00 per person. Call 815-220-7386 for reservations! Read More

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Breakfast with Santa

Join the jolliest man, himself, as well as the Mrs. for a breakfast buffet right here at Starved Rock Lodge. Following breakfast, you’ll be treated to “Magic by Cory”. Also attending will be “Grace” a white tailed deer from the Furry Friends. Children may take turns sitting on Santa’s lap to tell him their Christmas wishes and receive a chocolate treat. Adults $13.50 Children 10 & under $9.95. Call 815-220-7386 for more information.