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Argyle Lake State Park

640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
309-776-3422 http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/parks/r1/Argyle.htm

January 2019

Winter Birding Basics

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Join the park naturalist for a morning of bird watching at the Argyle Lake State Park visitor center.  Winter is the perfect time to learn the basics of bird identification before the numerous migratory birds return in the spring.  These programs will begin in the visitor center with a discussion of the 7 S’s of bird identification, which will be followed by observing birds outside at the feeders and nearby shrubs.  Binoculars will be available or you are welcome to…

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February 2019

Twigs, Buds and Bark: Winter Tree ID Hike –

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Most people identify trees using their leaves, which can make tree identification a challenge in the winter.  Winter tree identification is possible; it merely requires detailed observations of a tree’s many unique characteristics – other than its leaves.  Budding naturalists of any age are welcome to come and learn some tips for identifying trees in winter at the Argyle Lake State Park visitor center.  After a brief indoor discussion, participants will venture outdoors to practice their skills in the campground…

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March 2019

22nd Annual Maple Syrup Festival

March 2 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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TWO LOCATIONS FOR THESE EVENTS On Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. the 22nd annual Maple Syrup Festival will be held at Argyle Lake State Park.  Individuals attending the festival will experience the tapping of the maple trees, collection of the sap, boiling down of sap into syrup, and a taste of the finished product.  Tours to collect sap at the maple grove will depart regularly and several children’s activities will be ongoing throughout the day. This…

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‘First Day of Spring’ Hike –

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Celebrate the first day of spring by taking a hike in the woods of Argyle.  Hikers will witness nature’s rebirth firsthand by enjoying the early blooms and signs of emerging wildlife.  This 1-2 mile hike will begin at the visitor center.  For more information, please call the park visitor center at (309)776-3422. General Program Information:   Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated in above program descriptions.   All programs are free and…

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April 2019

Spring Wildflower Hikes –

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Saturdays, April 6 & 27, 2019 – 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2018  – 10 a.m. Enjoy the first blooms of spring and the peace and serenity of nature on these morning nature hikes in the woods of Argyle.  These 1-2 mile hikes will begin at the park visitor center.   For more information, please call the park visitor center at (309)776-3422. General Program Information:   Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated in…

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Spring Wildflower Hike

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Saturdays, April 6 & 27, 2019 – 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2018  – 10 a.m. Enjoy the first blooms of spring and the peace and serenity of nature on these morning nature hikes in the woods of Argyle.  These 1-2 mile hikes will begin at the park visitor center.   For more information, please call the park visitor center at (309)776-3422. General Program Information:   Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated in…

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May 2019

Bluegrass Jam

May 4
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Bring lawn chairs or blanket and listen to bluegrass music in the outdoors

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May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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Saturdays, April 6 & 27, 2019 – 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2018  – 10 a.m. Enjoy the first blooms of spring and the peace and serenity of nature on these morning nature hikes in the woods of Argyle.  These 1-2 mile hikes will begin at the park visitor center.   For more information, please call the park visitor center at (309)776-3422. General Program Information:   Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated in…

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Friends of Argyle Lake State Park – Spring Exotic Plant Removal Workday

May 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Argyle Lake State Park, 640 Argyle Park Rd.
Colchester, IL 62326 United States
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1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Come and spend a few hours outdoors helping the Friends of Argyle and park staff remove nonnative plants from the woods at Argyle.  Litter collecting is an option for younger volunteers.  Tools and gloves will be provided or bring your own.  Meet at the park visitor center.  For more information, call the park visitor center at (309)776-3422. General Program Information:   Meet at the park visitor center for all hikes and programs unless otherwise indicated…

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