McHenry County Conservation District  •  18410 US Highway 14 •  Woodstock, IL 60098  •  815-338-MCCD(6223)


Sept. 5: Cheryl Niemo & Down Home Boys

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Glacial Park
Lost Valley Visitor Center Patio

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment. Cheryl Niemo and the Down Home Boys blend old time country, folk, and bluegrass that spans the decades and delights with American roots music. (No glass containers. Concerts move indoor during inclement weather.)

Archaeological Awareness 

Saturday, September 13, Drop in 12–4 p.m.
Powers-Walker House in Glacial Park

Drop in to see a stone grinder and other people demonstrating prehistoric skills. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl while pretending you are on a prehistoric big game hunt. A cavalryman will also be on hand to explain archaeology of the Little Big Horn site. You may bring your own arrowheads or prehistoric tools for identification by professional archaeologists.

Children’s Story Time

September 14, October 12, and November 9
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Prairieview Education Center

Enhance your sense of wonder by introducing fiction into your nature experience. Enjoy part of your Sunday afternoon listening to a story, taking an exploratory hike, and making a craft to take home based on the story. A different story will be read at each session: SeptemberThe Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. No registration required. All ages.

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Cache Your Way Across McHenry County GEOTOUR—
Turn your next staycation, day trip or geocaching expedition into an extraordinary adventure. This GeoTour highlights 15 of the best District spots where gamers will be led along unique trails, under bridges, to historic sites, or in the middle of a majestic oak woodland. Download passports…

Lost Valley Ventures

Lost Valley Ventures —
Family Exploration Programs!

Saturdays, 2–3:30 p.m.
Lost Valley Visitor Center, Glacial Park

August–Pioneer Play
September–Fun with Flowers
October–Bird Migration

Bring the family for a free afternoon of a nature craft, lesson, game and hike.   Topics change monthly…line

Site Advisories

[Updated 8/26/14]

Rush Creek Horse Trails – Closed

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Fall issue (Sept.-Oct.-Nov.):

Long-Legged Wetland Waders

Moving Day! Migration Madness

The Role of the Conservation District

Research Roundup

Prairieview Education Center

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