All Things Bumblebee ~ A Facebook Live Event

JDCF was Live with our lead volunteer bumblebee surveyor for a program all about bumblebees, notably the rusty patched bee, a species in decline.  We learned about basic bee anatomy, life cycle, and what we can do to provide season-long habitat for bees in our own backyards.  The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is conducting a backyard bee survey starting tomorrow using the app, iNaturalist.  This is a great activity for kids!  Information about the very user-friendly, citizen science project can be found here:  For more information on bees, visit

We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank for their sponsorship of our Facebook Live series.

Upcoming Events

Discover Wapello ~ A Discussion with Archaeologist Phil Millhouse, PhD

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

JDCF will be Live on Facebook with special guest and renowned archaeologist, Phil Millhouse, PhD, at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve, the site of his doctoral field work in 2005. Phil will talk about his initial findings, which contributed to Wapello being placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its cultural […] Read More

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Meet the Members of GALE ~ A Facebook Live Event

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be Live from the worksite at Horseshoe Mound with members of the Galena Area Land Enthusiasts (GALE), a volunteer group that has been helping our stewardship staff with field work since 2012.  This group of not-so-young guys and gals work year round in all weather conditions battling invasive species, assisting with prescribed burns, […] Read More

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