The Macon County Conservation District will be hosting events full of family fun at the Rock Springs Nature Center in Decatur this weekend. Monarch Madness, an educational and hands-on experience will begin this Saturday, September 23rd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Then a fundraiser titled the Prairie Pedal Fundraiser will feature a bike ride and lunch provided by the Macon County Conservation District to those that have registered.
Monarch Madness is a free event that will not only allow the kiddos to explore and see monarch butterflies but also naturalists to help capture and tag the live butterflies for identification. Crafts will be on site along with face painting, balloon animals, and more.
Alysia Callison, Program Director for the Macon County Conservation District talks about what you can experience during Monarch Madness.
This Sunday, September 24th, The Macon County Conservation holds their annual Prairie Pedal Fundraiser where funds will go towards the various events and operations that come to the district. Aspects like animal feeds, planting, and playgrounds will be supported by the fundraiser.
Callison says that it is not too late to register for the bike ride as many riders register on the day of. $40 per rider will provide options of a 20-mile ride, 40 miles, or 62 miles, a meal of chili, and adult beverages will also be on site.
A raffle will also be held on the day of the fundraiser to give attendees a chance to win some prizes.
Registration for the Prairie Pedal Fundraiser can be found at www.maconcountyconservationfoundation.org/prairie-pedal/.
Alysia Callison appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.