I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir, 1913

 

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August 27,2016

Hummingbird

Festival

&

Pollination

Celebration

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Sap and Honey House

Our newest site feature, the Sap and Honey House, was added in 2013 and was funded entirely by grants & donations and constructed by Nature Center volunteers.  It is utilized during late February and early March for maple sirup processing.  The Illinois State University Bee Keeping Club also uses the facility to conduct education programs throughout the year, demonstrate various beekeeping activities at our annual pollination celebration, and carry out honey extraction. It also serves as a program space and can be rented for small group events.