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LIVE WEBINAR: Local historian Dr. Daryl Watson & IDNR Landscape Architect George Bellovics Speak on JDCF’s New Addition to Apple River Canyon

This spring, JDCF announced the largest land purchase in its 27-year history, the Dick Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon. To bring this important acquisition into perspective, we hope you will join us for a live JDCF webinar (see below) on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 PM. Providing historical perspective will be Dr. Daryl Watson, […] Read More

Frame Your Family Photo Challenge Moves to Schurmeier Teaching Forest

With photo challenges being so popular right now, JDCF has created the Frame Your Family Photo Challenge – because family is one of nature’s masterpieces. A large, wooden frame will be placed somewhere on each of our six public preserves for a period of two weeks. Families are invited to find it, take a group […] Read More

Experience Horseshoe Mound ~ A Virtual Tour

JDCF was Live from the top of Horseshoe Mound recently for a virtual tour of some of the sights and sounds that can be seen and heard at the preserve. This broadcast replaced our popular, in-person walking tour scheduled for June that was cancelled due to Covid-19. After watching this video, we are certain that […] Read More

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Upcoming Events

Gone Herping – A Facebook Live Event

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

JDCF will be Live from the Hurtzville Interpretive Center in Jackson County, Iowa. Our Education & Outreach Manager, Jess Carryer, will be joined by special guest, Tony Vorwald, for a program all about herping! Herping is the act of searching for amphibians and reptiles. Habitat preferences range from dry sand prairies to swampy bottomlands. Studying […] Read More

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LIVE WEBINAR: Dr. Daryl Watson and IDNR Landscape Architect George Bellovics speaking on JDCF’s new addition to Apple River Canyon

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This spring, the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) announced the largest land purchase in its 27-year history, the Dick Dvorak Addition to Apple River Canyon. To bring this important acquisition into perspective, we hope you will join us for a live JDCF webinar. Providing historical perspective will be Dr. Daryl Watson, historian, educator, and former […] Read More

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Experience Horseshoe Mound ~ A Walking Tour

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Well, wonder no more because we have brought back our popular walking tours with JDCF Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker.  Participants will get the inside scoop on geologic features that can be seen from the top of the mound […] Read More

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Meteors on the Mound

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

JDCF and the Friends of Horseshoe Mound invite everyone to Meteors on the Mound for a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound Preserve.  Horseshoe Mound is the eighth highest point in Jo Daviess County and offers spectacular views of the tristate area from three different vantage points. This is the only […] Read More

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