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

All Things Butterfly ~ A Facebook Live Event

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

JDCF will be on location at the Wapello Land and Reserve for a program all about butterflies.  We will be joined by a butterfly expert who will discuss the life cycle, migration patterns, and importance of these insects, specifically the painted lady.  Our Facebook Live series is sponsored by the Apple River State Bank/First Community […] Read More

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Facebook Live with Dubuque County Conservation

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

We will be traveling across the river for a Facebook Live broadcast with special guest Kaytlan Moeller of Dubuque County Conservation to learn about the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in and around the Dubuque, IA area.  We thank the Apple River State Bank/First Community Bank of Galena for sponsoring our Facebook Live series.

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Fireside Storytelling at Wapello

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bring a lawn chair and join the JDCF’s volunteer group, the Friends of Wapello, by a fire for storytelling.  Stories can teach lessons and make people laugh. Native Americans that once inhabited Wapello passed on their knowledge to the next generation through story telling. Come listen, learn, and share a laugh.  You can even bring […] Read More

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