News

Frame Your Family Photo Challenge Continues

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

Prairie Blooms ~ A Walk at Wapello

JDCF was Live today at the Wapello Land & Water Reserve to learn about some of the prairie plants in bloom from Friends of Wapello member, Michele Brueggen. The 180-acre preserve is home to one of the most impressive prairie restorations in the State of Illinois, 80 acres of which are filled with a variety […] Read More

Discover the Witkowsky State Wildlife Area

JDCF was on location at the Witkowsky State Wildlife Area last week with our Executive Director, Steve Barg, Friends of Witkowsy member, Brad Petersburg, and IDNR State Biologist, Jeff Horn, to announce the opening of a new, 10-mile hiking trail system now available to the public.  The new trails are the result of a six […] Read More

JDCF Announces the Frame Your Family Photo Challenge

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

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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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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Experience Horseshoe Mound ~ A Walking Tour

September 19 @ 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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