Birding 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!

JDCF was on location at the Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary for a Facebook Live event with a birding expert who shared great information on how to get started birding.  This is a great activity for the entire family and can be done anywhere, even in your own backyard!  Should you want to get away from the house, Valley of Eden is located at 5559 E Rush Creek Road, Stockton, IL and is open daily to the public for free hiking and birding along six miles of mowed trails.  Hours are dawn to dusk.

Be sure to join us next Thursday, June 11th, at 10:00 AM for another Facebook Live event.  We will onsite at the Witkowsky State Wildlife Area in Hanover, IL to learn about new hiking trails that have been installed there by a volunteer friends group. If you do not follow JDCF on Facebook, you can do so here.  Simply click ‘like’ and ‘following’ in the left-hand corner just below the cover photo.


Upcoming Events

JDCF Nature Preserves ~ A Q&A with Our Executive Director

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us Live on Facebook with our own Steve Barg who will discuss all things related to JDCF’s public preserves.  There are some misconceptions about our land preservation work in Jo Daviess County, IL.  Steve will be ready to answer all your questions!  Tune in to learn how the Foundation prioritizes land acquisitions, how these […] Read More

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Discover Wapello ~ A Discussion with Archaeologist Phil Millhouse, PhD

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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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